New mom broadcasts home birth in real time on social media
Imagine scrolling down your Instagram feed seeing the normal array of food pics, obnoxious selfies and, oh wait, a woman giving birth in her living room. Well, if you were following Ruth Fowler on Instagram, that’s exactly what you’d see.
The brave no-shame soul decided to live-Instagram, tweet and Facebook her entire home birth to show people what giving birth was really like.
Fowler started Instagramming and tweeting as soon as her contractions started, giving the event the hashtag #ruthshomebirth, and she kept tweeting well into the next day, with her husband taking over at some points. Below is a sample of her tweets and Instagrams: