*I thought it might be a helpful thing for those ladies who are joining a Birth Month Board for the first time to see the typical guidelines/organization for these things. I borrowed most of this from the previous boards. I'm going to post a generic set of guidelines and a thread schedule to get things started and lets please use this thread to discuss and tailor it to what we would like for our November 2017 board.*Welcome to the Birth Month Board for November 2017!! We are glad you're here!
If you are new to theBump, here are some links you might find helpful:
Here are some typical DOs and DON'Ts:DO:
-Introduce yourself in the "Introductions!" thread
-Feel free to start one of the weekly posts listed below: we can talk about assigning daily threads if that is something we want for our board
-Post your own thread if you have a confirmed loss
-Post a thread that would apply to the entire community and doesn't fall into one of the categories for daily threads listed below (Ex: what to pack in your hospital bag, baby gear, etc)
-Comment, share advice and show support for your fellow bumpies; this is a two-way street, to get support, you must show it as wellDON'T:
-Start a thread asking about symptoms; please post this in the current weekly "symptoms thread"
-Ask the community if you are pregnant. You'll probably get as good an answer here as anywhere: Am I pregnant?
-Post pictures of your pregnancy test and ask if it is postive
There is a place for this - it is here: What does a positive pregnant test look like?
-Post a thread that asks a question only applying to yourself unless you suspect you may be going through a MC
-Get bent out of shape if someone calls you out for not following these guidelines - we can discuss and tailor these for the first few weeks for sure but once we have these agreed upon lets try and follow our guidelines as best we can to keep our board running smoothly and supportively.
**Keeping the board organized just makes it easier for us all to support each other and to easily search for information that may be helpful. **
For Ticker Changes, please add the date to the title. Example: Tuesday Ticker Change - 2/28
For Daily threads like the Symptoms thread, and some of the check-ins (PGAL, FTM, STM, etc.) it might be helpful to do something like: Symptoms for the week of 3/4.
- Monday Ticker Change
- Weekly Appointments
- Weekly Randoms/Spam
- Meal Plan Monday
- Monday Bitchfest
- Mental Health Monday
- Tuesday Ticker Change
- Twatwaffle (TW) Tuesday
- First Time Mom Check-In
- PGAL Check-in
- Wednesday Ticker Change
- WTF Wednesday
- HDBD (Hump Day, Bump Day)
- Second Time Mom+ Check-In
- Thursday Ticker Change
- Unpopular Opinion (UO) Thursday
- What My Pregnant Self is Eating
- Friday Ticker Change
- Flame Free Friday Confession (FFFC)
- Why My SO is an A-hole
- Why My Pregnant Self is Crying
- Fitness Friday
- Saturday Ticker Change
- Why my SO is Awesome
- Symptoms Thread
- Pregnant after IF Check-In
- Ask a STM+
- Sunday Ticker Change
- Silly Question Sunday
- AMA (Advanced Maternal Age) Check-In
*If you are a graduate from the TTGP board, they will be doing check-ins as well so keep an eye out for those ladies.
*Let's keep adding to this list with suggestions and we can decide as we get more members which days would be best for them!
- High Risk Pregnancy Check-in
- Moms of Multiples Check-in
We can also do a themed monthly signature challenge if we want and as we move through the months, we can do pinned threads for things like sex announcements, birth announcements, ultrasounds etc.