EVERYBODY IN YOUR BUSINESS: IS LIVE-TWEETING YOUR LABOR A DO OR A DON’T?

A good friend of mine found out she was pregnant in late 2011 and announced her little bundle of joy by posting a picture of her urine-soaked pregnancy test on Facebook for all to see. “We’re expecting!!!” she wrote joyously.
I was one of the first well-wishers on her wall. “Congratulations! Very excited for you!”
I realized then that we are in a very different era, one where every single aspect of motherhood is Instagrammed, Facebooked, tweeted or YouTubed. I’ve seen it all—from ultrasound photos as profile pictures, to weekly belly pictures to show how much the baby (and mama) is growing each week, to blogging about what craving