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Why I Never Shared My Pregnancy On Social Media

In the not-so-distant past, we used to only announce babies, not pregnancies. And before the days of bumpies (bump selfies), and gender reveal parties, I’m told, things were a lot simpler. Social media has shifted centuries-old cultural norms in less than a generation and the way “things were done” in the past has become, well, a relic of the past.

When I announced the birth of my son on social media there were many people who were shocked to find out that I was expecting, because though I share much of my life on social media, I went to great lengths to not share my pregnancy on instagram, unlike so many of my peers. There were no first ultrasound pictures after we passed the 1st trimester milestone, no baby shoes posed with our dog, no growing bump, no nursery reveal.

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