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What Can Twitter Teach Us About Birth?

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What can Twitter teach us about birth?

Until you’ve been through childbirth, you don’t really know what you’ll feel and what to expect. For those who have only heard horror stories or seen them played out on TV, the whole process really is something of a mystery. The unknown part of giving birth is what, for many women, makes it scary.

Which is what Fi Stone-Star (great name, by the way) had in mind when she decided to send tweets during her most recent birth, which was at home and without much in the way of pain relief.

From the moment of the first contraction at 2:30 in the morning, until she held her newborn son, she typed in her thoughts and feelings in 140 characters or less. Including calls for, ahem, pain relief:

An hour in this tweet showed up:

‘Me and my hippy no pain relief… Ouch. Could do with a large vodka!’
In all, she sent 9 tweets during the 13-hours of labor. She had several hundred followers, including several celebrities, the Daily Mail reported.
Did the mother of two who runs a parenting advice web site dispel any myths of childbirth as she had hoped to? Guess we’ll have to follow her followers and check back in a few months.
Would you tweet your birth? Personally, I’d be afraid to drop the computer and/or iPhone in the tub.
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