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To think this is classic PFB?

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SamanthaBrique Mon 14-Nov-16 14:38:51

Friend just posted this photo on Facebook, with the caveat that she's got 6 weeks to go and wouldn't be "taking any risks" with her baby girl.

purplefizz26 Mon 14-Nov-16 14:40:18

It's laughable grin

abigwideworld Mon 14-Nov-16 14:41:44

Maybe it's American? They don't let anyone meet baby without a tdap (whooping cough jab) over there.

Sparlklesilverglitter Mon 14-Nov-16 14:41:44

I don't see a problem with it

They may or may not be genuine concerns for baby health.
She isn't hurting anyone

Also your post is identifying if she was to see it

FlyingElbows Mon 14-Nov-16 14:41:46

Does the baby have a condition that's been diagnosed in utero or are they just outrageous wankers?'

CupofTeaTime Mon 14-Nov-16 14:41:48

Omg. Definite PFB!

peachesandcreamdream Mon 14-Nov-16 14:42:05

Good lord hmm

leaveittothediva Mon 14-Nov-16 14:42:21

Avoid. She sounds fucking nuts. Imo.

NavyandWhite Mon 14-Nov-16 14:42:51

What's the "health concern"?

PurpleDaisies Mon 14-Nov-16 14:43:12

Anyone who refers to their baby as "Baby" needs a someone to flick them on the nose and tell them to stop being so nauseating.

SquatBetty Mon 14-Nov-16 14:44:00

Jesus! My SIL is due in a couple of weeks and this is the sort of attention seeking shit she'd post on Facebook - maybe I should find it and forward it to her!

SamanthaBrique Mon 14-Nov-16 14:44:16

I've seen the photo before, but this is the first time anyone I know has posted it.

No health issues with the baby either, she posts a countdown each week telling everyone how healthy it is. Which she is entitled to do, but the photo is a bit much.

EatTheCake Mon 14-Nov-16 14:44:40

I never feel the need to take the piss out of first time mums, it's natural you think your baby is the most precious thing!
Is there any need to put the actual picture she posted on Facebook on to Mumsnet?

Do you actually know if they have serious concerns about the child's health?

She isn't causing any harm to anyone. It might not be to your taste and that is fair enough but it's not hurting you

Soubriquet Mon 14-Nov-16 14:45:31

What's the betting she will posting after the birth that "she knows who her real friends are" because no one has come to visit

NavyandWhite Mon 14-Nov-16 14:45:51

Who has the health issues then?

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 14-Nov-16 14:46:16

I genuinely wasn't this much of a dick when I was a first time 2015. I don't get it at all, unless there are health concerns based on facts not preciousness.

SamanthaBrique Mon 14-Nov-16 14:46:20

The photo is a meme, it's not one she's made herself. I've seen it in various places on the web.

Coffeegivemecoffee Mon 14-Nov-16 14:47:38


If it doesn't float your boat then fair enough but if she wishes to post it on her own Facebook page then she's welcome to do that.

Most of us have been first time mums. Most of us have done/said silly things before our first DC arrived not knowing what we was walking in to

BestZebbie Mon 14-Nov-16 14:47:50

In the first six weeks they can pick who they want to allow to meet their baby, on any grounds they feel like. Who wants to see a four week old baby with whooping cough?

QueenOfTheNaps Mon 14-Nov-16 14:48:34

I don't know what PTB means but jeepers.... I would have noooooo intention of meeting their baby hmm

Pallisers Mon 14-Nov-16 14:49:13

This is why I don't go on facebook.

But maybe they are in an area where there have been recent outbreaks of mumps (I am) or measles. Also I am in the US and if I had a baby now, I would be worried about whooping cough. I know several people who were immunised (including my own son) who caught it anyway and I wouldn't wish it on anyone, still less a newborn.

ToShelAndBack Mon 14-Nov-16 14:49:50

abigwideworld, your username is inapposite. I can assure you it's not a thing in America to prohibit people from seeing babies if they're not up to date on vaccinations. Some new parents will ask grandparents to get a pertussis booster if they will be doing a lot of childcare, because there have been cases of whooping cough in recent years and it is devastating. But since there is an age limit for getting the booster (I believe 65) not all grandparents are even eligible.


An American who has two small children who were each born in a different area of the United States, as well as countless friends with babies and small children, and has never heard of this being a major issue

UnoriginalNN Mon 14-Nov-16 14:50:29

I don't mind it too much actually. Yes, it's precious, but I understand the sentiment. It's her first.

MyGiddyUncle Mon 14-Nov-16 14:51:23

Yeah it's definitely a bit pfb/cringy to post this on fb but I agree with the sentiment tbh.

I'm 14 weeks pg and my mw recently told me that they've lost two babies recently of a couple of weeks old - both born healthy, both died of whooping cough. It's majorly on the rise in the UK and I never realised quite how dangerous it was.

With ds1 and 2 I was taking them out and about from a couple of days old and let anyone who wanted have a won't be the case this time and won't be letting anyone other than close family through the door for a few weeks.

ZoeTurtle Mon 14-Nov-16 14:52:26

I can definitely understand it if they're in an area with lots of anti-vaxxers. There are many more of them in the US and Australia than here (thank god).

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