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There comes a time in every pregnant woman's life when she finally has to come out of her happy bubble and tell the rest of the world. A little preparation is in order -- you could be facing ear-piercing happy squeals or a whole lot of nothing.
Fortunately, when you make the pregnancy announcement on Facebook, you can make a screenshot of the best comments to save forever. And if they say something mean, they don't get the satisfaction of seeing you run into the bathroom to cry (you do get to hit "unfriend").
But do it wrong, and your 643 "friends" will all know you're an oversharing idiot with raging hormones. So before you become a particularly embarrassing entry on STFU Parents, how about a don't list for announcing your pregnancy via social network?
Hit Facebook first. So you're obsessed. You check for "likes" and "pokes" before your morning pee every day (which you'll soon find becomes a dire situation when you're pregnant). You're still better off telling the important people in a personal way before you start tagging them on your sonogram pictures. Get this list out of the way first:
Go into detail. All references to hemorrhoids, basal temperatures, and strange hairs growing on your face should be excised before you hit "share." Remember, your fifth grade math teacher is about to read this. He didn't want to think about your vagina when he was explaining long division; he doesn't want to think about it now. This also applies to all status updates going forward. No one really cares about your mucus plug.
Fake people out. The "I'm pregnant, haha," status thrown up at 2 a.m., then mysteriously taken down two hours later, will make people start wondering if you're drunk Facebooking again.
Need some help with the how-to? Check out these fun ways to make the announcement on Facebook.
What are the worst pregnancy faux pas you've seen on Facebook?
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