Woman Liveblogs Home Birth On Twitter And Facebook

Many, many people are guilty of revealing too much information on social media. certainly am. But sometimes those tweets and status messages that we might write off as best kept private are actually doing a larger service to those reading along. Such in the case, I think, with new mom Ruth Iorio’s decision to liveblog her home birth on Twitter and Facebook. Once her contractions started on Christmas Day, Iorio began sharing her uncensored thoughts, feelings and photos as she prepared to give birth to son Nye at her home in Los Angeles. Her goal, she told HuffPost, was to show “my unique experience, whether attractive or not and just to be honest about it.”

In some ways, her home birth went according to plan — Nye was born at home. However, the placenta failed to detach and Iorio was transferred to the hospital, when the placenta was delivered and she was given a blood transfusion. Mother and baby are both doing well, despite the hiccup in the home stretch, but the reality of such hiccups occurring — that a visit to the hospital may still be necessary — is important information for mothers considering home birth to know. After all, while an increasing number women and/or couples consider home birth as an option, there’s still plenty of controversy surrounding the practice. Considering real life home birth stories, in addition to consulting with doctors and doulas, and reading up on medical research on the topic, helps women make informed choices. and so I applaud Iorio for being brave enough to share such an intimate experience with her friends, family and total strangers. Check out just some of her mid-labor social media posts below and more at the link. [Huffington Post]

Woman Liveblogs Home Birth On Twitter And Facebook

Woman Liveblogs Home Birth On Twitter And Facebook

Woman Liveblogs Home Birth On Twitter And Facebook

Woman Liveblogs Home Birth On Twitter And Facebook

Woman Liveblogs Home Birth On Twitter And Facebook

Woman Liveblogs Home Birth On Twitter And Facebook

Woman Liveblogs Home Birth On Twitter And Facebook

Woman Liveblogs Home Birth On Twitter And Facebook

Woman Liveblogs Home Birth On Twitter And Facebook

Woman Liveblogs Home Birth On Twitter And Facebook

Woman Liveblogs Home Birth On Twitter And Facebook

Woman Liveblogs Home Birth On Twitter And Facebook

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