I know we don't have official hosts/moderators yet, so we can't set this up officially quite yet, but I thought we should start a sign up sheet at least for who wants to be involved!
A birth buddy is someone from our November 2011 board who you can be paired up with. You will exchange contact information so that your birth buddy can update the board when you go in to labor (since it's hard to get on the computer sometimes!)
The guidelines and requirements for Birth Buddies are as follows:
Exchanges (Including Birth Buddies, Secret Sisters, etc.):
While we want all exchanges to be fun and enjoyable for all, for the security and protection of our members and to help safeguard all private contact information shared, we do have some rules in place which we must ask be followed. This includes baby showers, birthday, holidays, cards, *secret sisters*, birth buddies... anything that involves collecting and/or giving out any of the member's personal contact information, whether full names; mailing addresses; phone numbers (for calls or texts); emails; etc.
These rules include the following (as well as additional guidelines which will be outlined by the mods at the time of the exchange):
Eligibility for participation in ANY type of exchange (i.e. birth buddy, baby shower, birthday/holiday, etc.) is set at a minimum of 3 months Pregnancy.org membership and a minimum of 300 posts. For newer boards (2 years or younger), 100 posts are to be on the board organizing the exchange.
ALL exchanges are to be organized by a mod/board host (preferably two, in case one gets sick/etc.). If mods have not yet been appointed to your board, then we request that a board member who is a mod of another board be in charge of organizing/collecting information/etc.
Please post on this thread if you are interested in being paired up with a birth buddy! You are not required to take part, but it can be helpful to have someone you can text/call/email with info while you are in labor/after the birth.
Once we have mods officially (I know this is in the works currently), we can use this sign up post as a starting point to get paired up! We can also then discuss if anyone is interested in doing a gift exchange as well!