Post # 32
Im personally not pregnant, but my SIL was 2 months pregnant and shared it on facebook. A few days later she had a miscarriage and it was really an awkward task for me to take down all the “congrats” wall posts so they wouldn’t upset her.
Shes now 4 months pregnant and hasn’t announced it yet.
Post # 33
I just posted a picture of a onesie I bought at 12 weeks. Everyone pretty much got the idea.
Either ways – I dont have randoms as friends on facebook.
Post # 34
I’l planning on posting something around 20 weeks, once we know the gender for sure. Something along the lines of “Skibobrown and husband are expecting a baby girl/boy in early April”. All of our important people know at this point, but I have plenty of other friends on facebook who would definitely be excited to hear the news.
Post # 35
i eluded to it around 14 weeks. people caught on pretty quick lol.
Post # 36
We didn’t tell anyone until 13 weeks. After we started telling family and close friends, I disabled my wall so that there wouldn’t be any random congrats. I did not mention anything on FB until I was 22 weeks and then I posted pics of our gender reveal party.
Post # 37
my best friend put it on FB right away and ended up having a miscarriage and it was awful when people would ask how she was doing. i think waiting to post something like that it best.
Post # 38
Yup, same here. Once we started telling other people besides parents and siblings the wall became disabled. I didn’t want family members and GFs of close friends congratulating me on my wall.
Post # 39
We decided to announce around 11 weeks since we only use FB to keep in touch w/ family and close friends. I certainly wouldn’t judge someone for announcing their pregnancy at 4 weeks, but my heart would break for them if they experienced a miscarriage shortly after announcing so early.
Post # 40
I’m not pregnant yet, but when I do (hopefully right after wedding) I plan on not announcing it right away. I will most definitely tell our families and close friends right away but I wont announce it to FB until between 12-16 weeks.
I see gals post right away because of the excitement (understandable) but I also see the heartbreak when people have to break the news of MC. That scares me.
Post # 41
I have not been pregnant before but my family members seem to wait until they are in the 2nd trimester to post on facebook. They will tell the family after 1 month but ask that no one posts on any internet things or tell anyone outside of family until they had posted anything. I’m not sure why but it seems to be what all the girls do!
Post # 42
It’s because the likelihood of miscarriage goes down significantly after 12 weeks.
Post # 43
We were going to wait until the first trimester was over and everyone in the family knew but my step-sister found out from my step-mother and posted on my page asking how the pregnancy was going…before we had a chance to tell anyone in my DH’s family we were even going to have a baby. I could have strangled her! My SIL commented on it saying, “what pregnancy” and me SS said, “Bride21’s pregnancy.” My Mother-In-Law knew so she commented on there saying, “Bride21 hasn’t had a chance to tell everyone yet and now you ruined it for her. Good going. Next time send her a text.” That made me feel a little better but I still refused to talk to her for awhile after that.
Post # 44
Well, you know it’s not real until it’s on Facebook
We haven’t decided yet. Definitely not before the first trimester is over. I get my fill of needing to tell people by talking about it on here. We’ll probably end up sharing sometime between 12 weeks and 20 weeks. We’ve told our immediate families, and our best friends. I don’t think there’s anyone else on my FB that would be upset they didn’t hear in person/over the phone. The important people have already been told…I just don’t want to announce it publicly yet because I know something can still happen.
Post # 45
We found out, told our families then two days later posted it on facebook after taking 4 tests. I was 6 weeks then & I MC at 9 weeks. Sometimes I regret it sometimes I am glad people know.
With our next pregnancy I will probably wait until 13-14 weeks. Maybe longer. I have diabetes so any pregnancy I have will be high risk. So that changes alot with me.
Post # 46
We were always going to wait until 12+ weeks but after I had my first ultrasound at 9 and a half weeks we posted on Facebook. I had one person ask “What if you miscarry?” and my response was simply that this was my child and even if I lost him/her, I’d want people to know that he/she existed and was loved and wanted.
My best friend however posted the day after she got her BFP!! =)