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Do you want to maintain a presence on social media, but don’t have a lot of time? Does every time you log in to Facebook turn into a 2 hour (ahem, at least) session of reading birth articles, commenting in groups, and yet you end up feeling like you haven’t accomplished anything? Do you attend […] Read More

Just getting started with your Facebook page? Here’s the image size for your cover image and profile image: COVER IMAGE:   PROFILE IMAGE:         Our favorite tool for making cover and profile images, even if you aren’t a designer? Canva. Have you made a cover image you love? Want some feedback on […] Read More

Find Part One of this post here. Crossroads This past July saw an influx of mothers who planned a natural hospital birth that ended in cesarean. The group’s guidelines have always stated that membership is only open to mothers who planned out-of-hospital births, but because of the way Facebook operates, there is no way to […] Read More

A homebirth cesarean (HBC) is not a surgical birth performed at home by midwives. It describes intended out-of-hospital births that end in cesareans. From this name and a conversation between me, an HBC mother, and my homebirth midwife, the idea for a book about these births was conceived. From that book idea, a nonprofit was born […] Read More

Understanding the privacy settings of Facebook Groups helps make sure you are sharing (or not sharing) information with those you intend to share with. Facebook Groups are an online space where a group of people can discuss a particular interest. The settings we’re discussing here are different than those for your personal profile or your […] Read More

There’s lots of reasons you might want to have a password protected page. These include: A class or training where you’d like to provide additional materials online, but not available to anyone that visits your site You’d like to create a sense of added value for participants in a program or class You have special […] Read More

Conflict and dissent is nothing new to the birth and breastfeeding communities. We often hear the phrase “don’t feed the troll” – but who really is a troll? How does your own tolerance of conflict impact how you manage dissent or disagreement online? These are just some of the topics we touched on at Friday’s […] Read More

Editor’s note: In preparation for this month’s #BirthGenius chat, we asked Jodine Chase if she would guest blog about how online communities can start to think about how to manage conflict and dissent online. We’re thrilled she contributed this piece, which also ran today on her blog, Jodine’s World. Want to keep the convo going? […] Read More

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