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A friend who delivered two weeks ago updated facebook hourly while in labor... kinda cute, I guess...
My husband blogged while I was in labor. I blogged in early labor and a few hours after I got some sleep. But it was fun to keep people informed that way and also get encouragement from their comments!
I tweeted "Um, I think my water broke," but that was it. And then it sent my online friends in a tizzy, some of whom contacted non-online friends, who then texted my phone in the hospital, "Are you ok!?!?!" So next time I'll either go all-in with my online updates or nothing at all.
My husband used Twitter and Facebook to keep people updated when I didn't need him. I was a bit busy and so left that to him:)
if i hear one more thing about twitter i'm gonna scream. and people are so obsessed with facebook it's annoying.please people, get off the computer and live/enjoy life. and i don't understand why we're supposed to care about what someone is doing every second of their life anyways.so anti this stuff.
I guess it would be doable for those that opt for the drugs during labor or who do it in early labor, otherwise it would be impossible.The last thing I would have wanted to do during my first birth would be texting and it definitely won't be happening this time around either!
Heh. Well, I for one would love to read the Twitter feed of a woman in the throes of non-medicated labour. :)
i'm sorry, it think that's weird. childbirth seems like something that should be sorta private....
is nothing sacred these days??
Oh please. Some of you are too judgmental, especially you, lab director. Ever had a 25-hour labor? Some women need distractions during contractions, and using a computer is not that different from cranking your iPod up or bouncing away on a birthing ball. I know moms who watched movies through labor to give themselves something else to focus on rather than on pain.Get off the computer and enjoy life? Hmm. The last time I checked, people had different definitions of enjoyment. Really, it's not up to you. Just because I like horseback riding doesn't mean someone else has to.
We got engaged over twitter, but I don't think I would tweet in detail. Probably things like "going to the hospital" and "just had baby insert name" maybe some "all is well so far" tweets in between or something. But I don't think even I want to know the gory details. I definitely think I would tweet the "stats" when the baby was born.
I saw someone that blogged and updated throught out their labor. Way TMI!
As someone who just had her second drug free birth, I would like to weigh in on this. I updated my facebook page several times between my water breaking and heavy labor starting. Then I had my hubby update it after the birth of our daughter. I found it a good distraction! I also got lots of encouragement from my friends which was really nice. And no I didn't give any of the gory details.
A friend of mine is currently using facebook to update everyone on her birth. She had a baby a week ago and there have been a number of health problems and it's been a really great way to keep everyone informed of what's going on without having to answer the phone 8 million times which is the last thing she wants to do with her baby in the NICU. I love it because I know exactly how he's doing and improving. She's in a different state and it's nice to know what's going on and offer support in a way that is most convenient to her and her family.
I had the best intentions to blog while I was in labor. Went so far as to set-up the blog and everything. By the time I realized that I was really in labor and started blogging at home it was time to go to the hospital, where everything else happened in 40 minutes.The reason I wanted to blog, is that leading up to my first birth I found a serious lack of information about what giving birth felt like. Women I asked were always VERY unspecific. They seemed to have unacquainted themselves with the actual details of what pushing a baby out was like. I figured that was because they had forgotten (momnesia or whatever), and I wanted to document the details of labor so that other expectant moms would know what to expect.So, while I don't think the "oh, my water broke" twitters are at all interesting for anyone outside immediate family. I do support people who are sharing as a form of advocacy. Tell us the details! It hurts like this ________. Contractions feel like ________. I have no idea how to push the baby out, the nurses keep telling me to push, but I haven't figured out how. Its stuff like that that other women need access to, given that many of us never had access to other women giving birth growing up. So, I say tweet away. Just make it real information.
i was texting and talking on the phone through transition. i had a home birth and everyone kept texting and calling asking if i'd had it yet!
I tweeted during my labor, or rather, my husband did, but my twitter is private and I only use it as a quick way to jot down things I want to remember about the kids' milestones and whatnot. Only me and hubby read it.
I had my first baby last tuesday and my dad kept his facebook updated regularly. I liked that it was a way to make him feel involved in the birth of his first grandchild and to keep all of the friends and family who live in other states involved and updated.
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