Social media has made a massive impact on all our lives! From Facebook to Instagram, Twitter to Snapchat, there are countless outlets to share your best moments with family and friends. However, there is a fine line between giving your friends and family a tasteful glimpse of your escapades and oversharing. Posting statuses and photos in the age of social media while trying-to-conceive can be tricky.
Read on for five things you shouldn’t post on social media during your conception journey.
When You Are Ovulating
We think it’s awesome that you know when you are ovulating, since 40% of women do not (if you aren’t sure, then use our Ovulation Calendar)! Keeping a calendar or chart of your most fertile days is a fantastic way to time intercourse. However, posting your ovulation cycle is a big NO. The only people who need to know when you are ovulating are: you, your partner, and your fertility doctor.
Your Partner’s Fertility Test Results
Trying to get a bun in the oven isn’t always as easy as you’d like. Posting your frustrations in the hopes of expert advice is fine, but sharing your partner’s fertility test and revealing his low sperm count is just not right. This can be embarrassing for your partner and something the two of you deal with privately.
Updates on Bodily Fluids
Seeing changes in your body can be very fascinating, like how cervical mucus changes during different stages of fertility! Despite how interesting your bodily fluids are during your conception journey, we advise that you resist the urge to share how sticky or stretchy your cervical mucus is.
Pee Sticks or Pregnancy/Ovulation Tests
There is an art to announcing a pregnancy on social media, take Beyoncé, Rob Dyrek, Lauren Conrad, or Blake Lively for example! That said, trade your spontaneous pee stick post for an ultra sound, belly photo, or plain old selfie of you and your partner. The moment your followers read the words pregnancy or baby, they will believe you. We promise!
Personal TTC Questions
Although seeking advice on social media is totally harmless, it is important to differentiate between what is appropriate to ask friends and family, and what should be reserved for your fertility doctor. Hence asking if fertility lubricants are safe for sperm or what sex positions are more likely to get you pregnant should not appear on your fellow followers’ timelines. Not only will some these questions scar your mother-in-law, but the chances of your peers knowing the answer are slim to none. Bring your questions to the PregPrep Blog, we’ve got you covered!