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    Default "Labour Announcment" etiquette.

    So. Pretty safe to say that before you announce all over FB that you should probably mention to your immediate family (who you're very close to) that you're in labour... Right?

    My charming sister has once again outdone herself. Her and I aren't friends on FB because we fight too much (but see and speak to each other every single day).

    This morning she messages mum to say she's in labour and posts all over FB that she is but I have to find out from a mutual friend who messages me to ask if she's in labour. Well thanks for that sis! How much of a ****wit do I feel like when I have to say "You know what? No idea."

    Sorry just feel the need to vent.

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    Default "Labour Announcment" etiquette.

    Maybe in the excitement (or pain ) of it all she forgot and assumed your mum would tell you.
    To be honest when I'm in labor I don't think I'm going to call family ( they're all on fb) as I'll be pre occupied.

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    Default "Labour Announcment" etiquette.

    I don't even know why she told people she is in labour? Lol surely now people will bug about if the baby has actually arrived yet??

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    I'm sorry it has annoyed you but really it is her own decision TBH. I don't think there is a right or wrong etiquette.. I would rather nobody there and that is considered rude by many.

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    Default Re: "Labour Announcment" etiquette.

    She's in labour. There's no such thing as etiquette in labour.

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    Default Re: "Labour Announcment" etiquette.

    Honestly - I love my brother so much, hes one of my absolute favourite people, you know like "you can't choose your family", I'd always have chosen him as a brother.

    Afternoon after katelyn was born in the middle of the night Df asks what did my dad and brother say.

    .... oh ****! I forgot to tell him!!!

    I wouldn't read too much into it.

    Congratulations on being an auntie!

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    Default "Labour Announcment" etiquette.

    Thanks, you're all right it just feels really crappy to find out from someone she doesn't even call a friend, since she actively refuses to have friends.

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    Default Re: "Labour Announcment" etiquette.

    And don't feel like an FW. Her friend really was out of line to ask you. It's nobody else's place to ask or tell. "I don't know" is a totally appropriate answer whether you know or not Iykwim.

    She hasn't had baby yet? (That you know of) really pay it no mind. Laboring women get a free pass on all forms of etiquette.

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    Default "Labour Announcment" etiquette.

    I didn't tell my family I was, posted it on fb because I have loads of 'birthy' friends who would send me positive vibes and encouragement. It was awesome to have such nice support!

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    And no, no one bugged me!


 

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