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#1 of 53 Old 03-12-2014, 08:25 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I was just wondering if any of you have ever used MDC groups on FB? I find it so much easier and private. My due date community from my last birth is still very active even 2 years out. I don't mean to start any split or anything, just curious if there is any desire to do that or if someone else started a group there?

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My last baby I was part of a Facebook EDDG (not part of MDC). We were all due in the summer. I loved it, there was a small group of about 25 women. It was so nice to really get to know them trough the pregnancy and it is also still very active. I really am missing that this pregnancy. 


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All my DDCs moved to FB towards the end of our pregnancies/after births. I would totally be open to joining another one :)


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Can I suggest we make a secret group called 2014OctoMoms ? ;)

Hilarious. :thumb

 

I will do it but someone has to add me as a friend first because you have to have at least two people in the group to start it.

Friend me if interested: Rachel Anamanuela

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If you're interested in joining, please click here!

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If for some reason that doesn't work please click here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2014octomamas/

And you will be approved.

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So I realized that for it to be a secret group you have to be added only. So if you can PM me your email address associated with FB I can add you.

That way none of your FB friends will show that you've joined a due date community. Now I feel foolish because we haven't announced yet.

If I open it up to Closed rather than Secret group, everyone's families will know that they joined a group called 2014 Octomamas.....

Poo.

I apologize for the confusion!

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I could always re-name it something inconspicuous?

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Whatever works for the majority is good for me. You can friend me on FB then you should be able to add me after I accept your friend request.
PM sent.
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I haven't announced on FB yet either... my mom doesn't even know yet! I'll add you as a friend.. incoming request from Lizzy. 


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I'll probably join as soon I get a heartbeat confirmation. Still stressing about MC.

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I like this FB idea! :)

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My last DDC moved to Facebook, and it made me very sad. I miss connecting with those mamas, but I'm not comfortable sharing my real name and information with so many people I only know online. I enjoy the semi-anonymity of MDC. smile.gif

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I like the fb idea. I'd still come here to check in too.
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  HI!  Im joining you ladies! Due 10/12/14

  I wont be on Fb, because its  too much personal info shared there. But Ill check in here! 


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I love facebook so I'm up for it! 


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Did you make a group with a sneaky name yet?
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You can make a secret group. I'd only want in if it's not public. I hate how when i post things on groups all my friends can see even if they are not in group. Consider a secret group?
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The group is secret :)


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I feel like I might like a FB group eventually, but it still feels too early for me. Especially because I don't feel like I know you all very well yet, but we have 6-8 more months together!

 

Also: I think threads are a lot easier to manage here than threads in FB groups. It is nice to be able to see a whole lot of threads organized by topic.

 

So I'm hoping that a lot of people stick around here for now! :)

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I feel like I might like a FB group eventually, but it still feels too early for me. Especially because I don't feel like I know you all very well yet, but we have 6-8 more months together!

 

Also: I think threads are a lot easier to manage here than threads in FB groups. It is nice to be able to see a whole lot of threads organized by topic.

 

So I'm hoping that a lot of people stick around here for now! :)

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My last dds has a fb group, that we use now, but during the majority of our pregnancies we used mdc. I also like mdc because of the organization and the fact that it is guaranteed that no one else is going to see these posts.....meaning people I know. I haven't announced on facebook yet and I like being here. I hope people stick around this group. I would hate to see facebook take over.


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Honestly I share so much personal info on FB that I try to keep my circle there Small. I would like a private group also... Hmm maybe I need an alternate Facebook.

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It also feels a little too early for me … When I'm halfway through the pregnancy, then perhaps … But I'm in general a rather private person, so … we'll see sometime down the road. :wink


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It's the same name, but you have to either PM one of us that is already in the group with your email address that is associated with Facebook so we can add you by email, or befriend someone in the group and they can add you in that way. It's remaining secret because we're all in the first trimester and pshhh, people need to mind their own business anyway :)

 

Come one come all Octomamas!

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Because it is illegal to have a twin home birth in Idaho, if that real possibility comes true, there is so much I can't share here because it is to accessable to the public. Just because you are part of a fb group, doesn't give the other members access to your newsfeed and personal details, unless you make them public.

I still plan to check in here.

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But it does give them access to your name and picture, information I prefer to keep private. To each their own. smile.gif

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I'd be open to a fb group...perhaps after October/November.  We may want to be careful about transitioning too early.


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We are eager for more mamas to join us on FB if you'd like to connect it seems that PM'ing me your email (the one you log into FB with) and I can add you by email to the group. The interface is so much more user friendly o'er there. Though I do have a special place in my heart for MDC!

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