Rules of Sharing Your Ultrasound Pictures On Social Media

After finding out that you are going to be a mother, and having your world turned inside out, ultrasound technology gives you a chance to peek inside your body to meet the little being responsible.  

Once you've met you're baby, you're undoubtedly going to want to introduce her to your friends and family on social media. Here are a few things to keep in mind before posting your ultrasound pictures on social media platforms.

1- Think about who you need to tell first

Make a list of your closest family and friends and consider sharing the news with them directly before sharing your news on social media. Although its your news to share, you may have family members who will feel slighted if they find out along with your co-workers and high school friends you haven't talked to in years. It's also important to keep in mind that just because you post it to Facebook or Instagram, doesn't mean they are going to see it right away.

2 - Remove private information

Before posting ultrasound images on social media, remove your name and medical facility and double-check your privacy settings.

3 - Consider "when" you share and not just how

Determining when you'll announce your pregnancy is a very personal decision. Some couples choose to wait until the beginning of the second trimester when the risk of miscarriage drops dramatically. Others simply can't wait to share their news and would welcome the support of family and friends in the case of a pregnancy loss. This is the first of many decisions you'll make as a parent that will be entirely up to what is right for you and your family.

BabyFlix Makes it Easy to Share

When you're ready to share the news and start sharing the images of your baby with your loved ones, download the free BabyFlix app, which makes it easy to securely save, capture, and share your pregnancy journey.