SOURCE: MomsLikeMe.com

MomsLikeMe.com

October 27, 2009 06:00 ET

First-Time Mom Will Give Birth Live on Social Networking Site for Moms

Young Couple to Share Birth Nationally on MomsLikeMe.com

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwire - October 27, 2009) - MomsLikeMe.com, a leading local-moms site, announces that an entire pregnancy is being captured on TwinCities.MomsLikeMe.com. A locally driven online social network for moms, MomsLikeMe.com, is thrilled that Lynsee and Anders will share the experience of having their first child -- including the baby's birth in November -- with the community.

MomsLikeMe.com offers moms a comfortable online destination to connect and exchange information, stories and advice with other moms who live in their own community. After learning she was pregnant, Lynsee, a 23-year-old first-time mother, joined her local Twin Cities MomsLikeMe.com site to get tips and advice from other local moms. Shortly after becoming a member, Lynsee and her 24-year-old husband Anders made the decision to document each step of their pregnancy, including the birth, through the MomsLikeMe.com group "Watch Lynsee Grow!" (http://twincities.momslikeme.com/members/groupabout.aspx?g=916351)

"We wanted to document the pregnancy and create a one-of-a kind memento for our baby to have forever," said Lynsee. "MomsLikeMe.com has been a source of support for me during my pregnancy and I wanted to give back to the community, hoping my experience would help other first-time moms out there."

Lynsee and Anders also decided to broadcast the birth of their child to share this life-changing experience with other first-time parents and answer any questions they might have. In two nationwide polls this month, MomsLikeMe.com asked their members for their thoughts on the couple's decision. The results showed that while 60 percent of moms do not want anyone besides their significant other in the delivery room, the same percentage would be interested in watching a broadcast of a live birth.

Through the "Watch Lynsee Grow!" group, MomsLikeMe.com members have been able to follow Lynsee and Anders' journey. Through updates on her profile, discussion posts, and live chats, Lynsee has been able to share details and information about her pregnancy. She has chronicled the events and personal moments that occur during the pregnancy, including appointments with their midwife, glimpses into their daily life, and the feelings and physical changes of pregnancy. On a recent post, Lynsee even shared the sex of their baby -- a girl!

Lynsee's decision to film her pregnancy and labor is a great example of how moms across the country are learning from each other and making meaningful personal connections through social networking sites and online forums. Discussions are always wide ranging, so the possibilities to learn from other moms on MomsLikeMe.com are endless. MomsLikeMe.com is the only locally based national online community, so its users go beyond using the site as a resource to answer questions and get advice, they develop friendships and create a support network in their neighborhood, town or city.

"Lynsee and Anders felt comfortable sharing this experience because of the strong, supportive community that is MomsLikeMe.com," said Cindy Chapman, Site Manger of TwinCities.MomsLikeMe.com. "Allowing MomsLikeMe.com to participate in this adventure on a personal level emphasizes the value of the site, which provides a place where moms can talk and ask questions about the most important job they have, being a mom."

About MomsLikeMe.com

MomsLikeMe.com is a locally driven online community created by moms, for moms. With 80 local online communities, MomsLikeMe.com provides moms with the opportunity to connect with other moms in their community, share information and advice, create playgroups and plan events along with a marketplace to buy, sell or trade items. MomsLikeMe.com launched across the country in October 2008. With 723,000 unique visitors in September 2009 according to Comscore Inc., MomsLikeMe.com is one of the fastest growing social media networks for moms and the leading local-mom social media site. MomsLikeMe.com is part of the newly formed Gannett Digital Media Network, which is headquartered in McLean, VA. For more information on MomsLikeMe.com, visit www.momslikeme.com.

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