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MrsMargoLeadbetter Wed 12-Jun-13 12:26:11

Has anyone else requested that family members don't post on social networks before we (the parents) do about the birth of DC?

I have politely mentioned to DB & DBIL as they are likely to know it is happening. Being single men with no interest in kids I am concerned about their lack of empathy re this. DBIL already took to Twitter before my 12 scan hmm.

DB has taken offence. I have to say my relationship with him isn't straightforward/that good, so it is probably more indicative of that, but I don't think it is an unreasonable thing for us to request...?

Littleen Sun 04-Aug-13 18:00:22

I'm quite worried about friends telling everyone on FB as soon as I spill the beans - as many of them are slightly obsessed with the site. I will have to specifically ask them not to share the news, as I plan on telling people in person rather than online, and so obviously won't tell everyone the same day. After me and my DP have finished announcing it to those we want, and when some time has passed probably, we'll put it on FB just so it's done :P Same after birth, but I will be very mad if anyone goes public with our news before us!

nkf Sun 04-Aug-13 18:05:39

How can you control it though? You can ask and some person will ignore it because they can't imagine a life without Facebook and then you have to react to them ignoring it.

Littleen Sun 04-Aug-13 18:09:51

Obviously you cannot control it, but I trust my friends will wait with mentioning it on FB until I have announced it there myself smile They are good friends, and I know they'll understand why I would want to say it first :P Don't have any issue with them talking about it once I have announced it though, if they feel the need to! smile

Carole803 Sun 04-Aug-13 23:57:43

We have just told our friends we are not talking about the pregnancy online, so have asked they don't mention it on fb.

Everyone has been most respectful so far.

I am sure that when the little bean sprout has been born we will make some kind of fb notice for friends, but that is for us to do, and noone else smile

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