Just a note regarding birth buddies

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Just a note regarding birth buddies

I can't believe some of us will soon be heading into our third trimester. I know many of us are interested in birth buddies so I just wanted to drop a reminder for those interested. If you want to participate in being a birth buddy, there are two requirements you must meet. You have to be a member for a minimum of 3 months and you have to have a minimum of 300 posts, 100 of which have to be on this board. The post count might be an issue for some of us so I just wanted to make sure everyone has sufficient time to boost their post count if they don't have enough. I would expect Missy to announce the board hosts in a few weeks so once she does, we can get the ball rolling.

Here's a copy of the official rules

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

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Thanks for the reminder. Smile

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Thanks!

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Biggrin Wow we are moving right along ladies!

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Thanks for posting this! I didn't know about the minimum posts - I feel like I am behind from the break I took for work!

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Thanks!

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And if you aren't sure how many posts you have? Look at one of your posts (reply to this one if you want), then look to the left under your name.

Thanks for the reminder, Nori!

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Can you explain a bit more what the birth buddy is about. It's new to me since this is my first.

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A birth buddy is someone you exchange contact information with that you can relay important labor/birth information to. Your birth buddy then shares that info with the rest of us, kind of keeping us updated. I actually didn't do this with Brandon's birth board, so I'm looking forward to it this time around. Since you're exchanging contact info the rules are in place to offer some level of protection.

One other thing a lot of birth boards do is a baby shower, where you are assigned a buddy to buy a gift for. Those are also a lit of fun. We still do birthday and Christmas exchanges on Brandon's birth board.

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you can also check your posts to this board by doing an advanced search. At the top (by user cp) click search then advanced search. Type in your user name and then find the Sept. 11 birth board in the search forum area. This will give you your search results. For example, on the right side it said showing 1-25 of 46. So I only have 46 posts. I better get busy!

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"bethmcd_22" wrote:

you can also check your posts to this board by doing an advanced search. At the top (by user cp) click search then advanced search. Type in your user name and then find the Sept. 11 birth board in the search forum area. This will give you your search results. For example, on the right side it said showing 1-25 of 46. So I only have 46 posts. I better get busy!

The post numbers are not limited to the Birth board, though. Otherwise I would have NEVER got a birth buddy last time around. It's total posts I believe.

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"nori_garsi" wrote:

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.

On the Jan. 10. board we also had to have at least 100 posts on that board. Even though I have a thousand posts, I had to also have 100 there.

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"nori_garsi" wrote:

Here's a copy of the official rules

......100 posts are to be on the board organizing the exchange.......

I see that now. I'll have to check where I'm at. I think I'm probably good, but I will look into it anyway. Smile

Thanks.

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Holy cow! I'm almost to 400 already!!!! :eek:

You ladies need to tell me to shut up every once in a while. Wink

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"Nell4Him" wrote:

Holy cow! I'm almost to 400 already!!!! :eek:

You ladies need to tell me to shut up every once in a while. Wink

LOL! Yeah, right!

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Ah, you know me too well, Beth. Smile

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Lol I won't even check how many I have Wink I take it I have enough, though honestly I'm not sure I'll do another birth buddy unless someone really needs one. I'm sure by the end of the pregnancy I'll add more people to my facebook and I'll just update that after we call family, I might even just bring my laptop and update myself but we'll see.

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"Nell4Him" wrote:

I see that now. I'll have to check where I'm at. I think I'm probably good, but I will look into it anyway. Smile

Thanks.

Janelle I can't believe you actually questioned where or not you had 100 posts here! LMAO!!!

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I think I have about 65 posts here, but I'm not sure whether or not I'll do a birth buddy... seeing as how I have my android and can just update from that. We'll see.

But, I do kind of like the idea of maybe doing a baby shower buddy later down the road... closer to the end of summer. Especially since I know I won't be having a baby shower for this one.

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Wow! I had to look at mine! I have 465 on this board! Guess we all have alot to say. LOL!

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thanks!