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'Expected: Child': Facebook Welcomes Fetuses to Social Media

Posted by PAN Media on Aug 3, 2011 7:52:17 AM

This post is courtesy of Bonnie Rochman and originally appeared on TIME: Healthland.

August 3, 2011 - It's probably long overdue, but Facebook has just made it easier for expectant parents to announce their burgeoning bellies via their social network.

To introduce your growing gametes via Facebook, simply click on "Edit my profile," then "Friends and Family." Alongside the standard choices to identify your kin, like Mom, Dad or Grandma, you'll now find "Expected: Child.”

The new category may be yet more proof of our cultural penchant for oversharing, but it's hardly groundbreaking. For years, women have been obsessing over how to break the news of their expanding waistlines creatively via Facebook; “Expected: child” is simply recognition that the observant folks at Facebook have noticed users doing this.

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