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