If you want to document childbirth and simultaneously try and dispel rumors and misinformation of what actually goes on in those birthing rooms… what better way than to live Tweet/Instagram the ENTIRE THING without flinching??
That's exactly what first time mom Ruth Iorio did when she went into labor on Christmas night!
If you followed the designated hashtag, #ruthshomebirth, you could've watched the whole thing in realtime. For 12 hours.
Here's what she said to ABC News:
“It was a quite a nice atmosphere. Every single contraction [my husband] pressed on my back with one hand and the other would be out taking a picture of me.”
All of that hard work paid off — not only did she have a healthy baby, but she also had her pics and story go viral!
Nye Soledad Iorio was born at 9:04 a.m. on Dec. 26, but that wasn't the end of the story. Ruth herself had to be rushed to UCLA Medical Center because the placenta never followed the baby, and she ended up having a blood transfusion!
We're just glad everyone's okay!
And what a story to tell little Nye, unless he finds it on the internet someday on his own!
[Image via Ruth's Instagram.]