Elizabeth Grace, a hairdresser from Los Angeles who has had multiple miscarriages and lost her baby seven weeks after birth, said there is no “safe” date after which to announce. She is halfway through pregnancy and said that “around this time, we have decided that we are just going to celebrate every day.”
In situations that have birth complications, difficulty breastfeeding, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, or bladder leakage, celebrities are now more willing to share it, with the hope that their openness may help someone else.
“If they are doing a public service, or they believe they are doing, talking about a product, there are women who will benefit from that message, whether it is paid or not,” Dr. Kramer said.
It is believed that sharing also benefits the writer, with some questions being raised on Ms. Mollen. “The more we give ourselves away, the more we are rewarded for it, and it’s a slippery slope,” she said. “It’s all performance, even stuff you’re saying: ‘This is real. This is my real life.'”
In April, Ms. Lawrence welcomed her child with her partner Philip Payne, who is a music executive. When his followers wanted to know about the birth of water at his house, he shared a video of it. It seemed important, he said.
Now, he is not sure about putting all this on Instagram. “The purpose is to be more in control of my life and future and career,” she said. “It seems unstable due to relying too much on social media.”