WELCOME TO THE JUNE 2020 BMB!
For those of you who’ve been around The Bump, welcome back! Take a look around as some things may have changed a bit since you were last here. This is the way that many BMBs are currently organized but ultimately, this group decides how we want our BMB. If you have ideas for things that worked before, share them!
For those of you new to The Bump, each pregnancy-focused site has its own personality. The Bump values science, community (give support to get support), organization (to facilitate community building), some snark, but also heart. We’re here to form connections and help each other through. If you want a place where you pop by to ask people to Ramzi your ultrasound or whatever, this isn’t the place for that. If you’d like to become a part a community, welcome!
Here are some general board guidelines:
Here are some weekly/monthly ideas that may be good to start with. We can always add or drop threads to best suit our boards needs, so please let us know if you have any other ideas!
Meal Plan Monday
Man Crush Monday (MCM)
Due Date Week Groups:
- Group 1: June 1-6
- Group 2: June 7-13
- Group 3: June 14-20
- Group 4: June 21-30
Plus-size Mom Check-In
Ten Things Tuesday
Woman Crush Wednesday (WCW)
TTGP Grad Check-In
Unpopular Opinions (UO)
Flame Free Friday Confession (FFFC)
Product Spotlight: __________ (e.g., strollers, car seats, etc.) https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1q3axNEYoa9cOnlmsCaEzgqAL93qqKPIsacQRjBt-g6g/edit?usp=sharing
(spreadsheet for product spotlight schedule. There is an item for each week.)
Mental Health Check-In
· GTKY Threads
· High Risk
· Milestone Threads (specific appointments/weeks gestation, etc)
· PAIF (Pregnant After Infertility)
· Single Moms
· Moms of Multiples
Once we all get further along, we will also have pinned threads for things like ultrasounds, sex announcements and birth announcements.
Important board organization notes on spotting/bleeding/loss
If you are spotting or bleeding & would like support, please post to the Spotting/Bleeding Support Thread (TW). This thread comes with a general trigger warning.
If you are a contributing member with a confirmed loss, please create a new discussion including a TW in the title. Threads like these come with a general trigger warning. Consider before posting: Will you feel like any replies/support during this time will help you get through what you are going through? Or will it feel like you are announcing your loss to a roomful of strangers? Most importantly, consider what’s best for YOU during this time, and proceed from there. Your story portion can be as brief or as long as you would like or can be omitted entirely.
For others: Please let this thread be all about this person. It is not the place to post questions about yourself. Please do provide support on these threads. Even if you feel like another“sorry for your loss”feels hollow. BTDT, each one felt like a hug from a friend. I can’t imagine a loss thread that is just crickets. But, trigger warnings are there for a reason. If you can’t face engaging in a loss thread, that’s okay, too. If this person has started a certain thread, please stop using that thread and start a new one so they won't keep getting tagged. (Except this one, I knew what I was signing up for. It's okay.)
I've taken this largely from previous boards and is the way Bump BMBs are currently organized but of course, like I said in the beginning, this is our BMB and we get to choose. For example, some BMBs have moved to weekly ticker changes and others do days of the week. Up to us. If we do do days of the week, I would suggest combining the weekend.
If anyone has a suggestion please feel free to put it up for discussion. PLEASE keep in mind that there will eventually be a lot of us on this board, and an organized board will be much easier for everyone to use. If we can all keep the one-off posts low, this will make the board easier to navigate (especially with many people on mobile), and can create a stronger community.