One last post regarding the drama last night. I didn't comment on the thread myself but I am a member of the August 16 FB group.
Aug 16 (like a lot of bump months) grew really close over the course of their pregnancy journeys. The Bump was an amazing way to meet and support each other, but it is a public forum, which is why screen names are necessary and personal information is kept close. The problem with a public forum is that at some point you begin to feel like other members are close friends and you want to share more with them. Aug 16 did migrate to a private Facebook page, where we have opened up to one another even more, supported each other through successes and failures in parenting as well as everyday life--these are our sisters. Yes, some of our moms are again expecting and have been active in other birth months and they come to the group to say, "hey check out this thread." But not in a malicious way-in fact, it is very much in the same way that all the other birth month groups were saying, "check out the March 18 thread today!" Please know that any screenshots were of comments that are on a public forum-we did NOT discuss personal information. We hold our group very close to heart and certainly did not mean to disrespect any of you. This group of moms is going to be your source of information when you are up at 2am and need a laugh or to cry. They are going to be your go to with frustrations about families and jobs and having that personal relationship is an intimidating step, but one we do not regret.
A former member informed us she no longer wanted to be a part of our group and was only remaining a member to "keep an eye on us." We no longer felt safe with her having access to our personal information and felt it was best she move on.
Pease believe that we will defend each other like family.