Back in the day, you had to wait a few hours or even days to hear about, much less see the result, of a friend’s labour and delivery. But thanks to social media and mobile devices, birth can be live-blogged and childbirth photos shared just minutes after delivery. According to a survey from Huggies of 1000+ new mums, 67% of them share just-born pics straight from the delivery room.
Over at our American sister site, Sasha Emmons writes: "However, what do the friends and family of the 67% feel about seeing photos of what used to be an ultra-private moment? Has it all just gotten to be TMI? When I had my son, I knew my long-distance parents and friends were waiting to hear the baby news, so I posted childbirth photos of my swaddled baby burrito a few hours later. Everyone felt in-the-loop quickly. And let’s face it: I wanted to show off the fruits of my, uh, labour.