(Closed) Would you trust your family and friends to keep your pregnancy OFF Facebook?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
4132 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I pretty much kept my pregnancy off FB totally. And everyone knew fairly quickly but we’re good about not saying anything. we made an announcement when I was about 5 months pregnant and then posted a pocture after Dear Daughter was born. That was about it. No US pictures. No nursery progression. Etc. I shared that stuff face to face with the people I wanted to share with. 


Had ad no problems at all keeping it off social media. 

Post # 4
176 posts
Blushing bee

You’re overthinking it.  Just don’t mention it on facebook, your friends will take the hint and follow suit.

Post # 5
4132 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013


TogetherThroughLife:  I got a bunch of likes and comments on the announcement post itself but that was it. A few people PM’ed me questions but no one really posted about it unless I did. 

but i I am in my 30’s, as are the majority of my friends, so that may have played a role in that. We aren’t part of the generation that puts everything online. 

Post # 6
1612 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I haven’t noticed any bombardment from any friends who have posted about their pregnancies. Most of them did an announcement around 5 months after family and close friends knew. Some went crazy with bump pictures etc but most didn’t.

Post # 7
966 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We made an announcement, but I didn’ post about it too much. I see a lot of people posting bump photos every week, or a “so excited” update  every few days, and that’s too much for me personally. I *hate* the unsolicited advice and comments that those posts seem to bring out, so I don’t post a lot. I’ve only had one or two random comments out of nowhere (“when is the baby due?”). I’m sure it would be different if I posted baby related things constantly.

Your example of people posting “don’t you have something to tell everyone” would seriously aggravate me! Clearly, if the person hasn’t told, they don’t want to tell.

Post # 10
2087 posts
Buzzing bee

I could trust my friends to not say anything, but my family couldn’t go a day without spilling the beans.

That said I don’t plan on being Facebook free when were at that point. Will probably officially announce at some point (maybe 5 months? Once we’re past the danger zone) because I have friends and family who probably wouldn’t hear by word of mouth because they don’t live around here and aren’t friends with my local friends.

Post # 11
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I asked my mom and sisters not to post anything (which they haven’t), and surprisingly, no one else has posted anything, even though all my extended family knows.   I changed my account so that posts have to be approved, just in case, but I haven’t had any issues.

Post # 13
7002 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

TogetherThroughLife:  Just tell them not to post about it?

When we got engaged, we told my dad/stepmom first. My 13 year old (at the time) sister immediately posted about it on FB before I’d even called my mom. I was pretty ticked, but they were just excited, and after all….I didn’t tell them NOT to post about it.

When we have kids, we’ll probably tell them first again because we’re closest with them – but it will be with strict instructions not to post or say anything until we first post about it. I don’t know that I’ll do a big FB announcement, but I won’t NOT post about it.

Post # 15
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I plan on posting only a few times. Once at 16 weeks to announce the pregnancy, another at 21 weeks, right at Christmas to announce gender (appointment already made), and the final time when the baby is born. I have asked all my family not to post anything until after my announcement,  and so far they have done good.

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