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Monday, 27 August 2012

Support Group

*oh my god, something is messed up with my fonts in this post and I don't know how to fix it - it's making me mental... I apologize.

I mentioned the drama of the FB support group in my last post.  It's pissing me off and a few of you suggested that I should create a new group.  So, I did just that.

I have created a "Secret" group on FB.  It's a support group for those of us dealing with IF and TTC.  I've called it "Still TTC... WTF?!"  The point of a "secret" group is that the only people who can see the members and the posts, or even that the group exists are those who are members of the group - and people have to be invited to join.  After discussion with a couple of people, here's what I came up with for the description of the group....

Every time we turn around someone else we know is getting pregnant, and we're still trying. It all feels endless sometimes and support is never a bad thing. This group is intended to be a support for those who are still trying to conceive, and allow for frank discussion. 

I have set up this group as a secret group. That means that only the members of the group can see the posts and other members. Don't worry, nothing will appear on your wall for the public to see.

It is important that this group remain true to it's purpose. If a member should get pregnant, nobody is going to wish you ill-will, but it is important that you remember the purpose for the group. If you wish to remain and be supportive of those people still TTC, that's fine but if your posts start discussing your pregnancy status (posting repeated pictures of BFPs, ultrasounds, beta results, etc) you will be asked to leave the group. This is not to be mean, but to protect those people still trying.

I want to invite anyone who is interested to join the group.  If the idea of having a more discussion based support than just blog and comments, then this might be a good thing for you.  Naturally it means that we would know each other's names, etc.  I am assuming that we're all mature enough to keep identities quiet, etc.  

If you would like an invite to the group, or have questions about it, please email me at pjw720@mail.usask.ca  I will need your FB name or email in order to find you and add you.  We'd love to have you over in the group.  And again, I don't personally have a problem with women who are currently pregnant being part of the group, as long as they realise that it's purpose isn't to discuss pregnancy, but TTC and IF.  I know that a lot of bloggers are pregnant but have dealt with IF for a long time and can be a great source of support.

Anyway, if you are interested, let me know :)  Hope to hear from you!

3 comments:

MN

Great way to take charge! I'd be interested but I don't Facebook (shock, gasp!). I hope you find a wonderful group of women to develop a wonderful community.

peg

You should join up to FB just for that purpose. You don't have to tell anyone you have it, and don't have to do anything but use it for the group. I set up an alternate account last year just to set up a group for my highschool volleyball team... that's the only thing I used it for. Do it... come on, you know you want to. LOL

dogmomchasingthestork

I'm new to your blog and LOVE this idea!!! I'll be emailing you my FB info. Thanks for doing this!

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