A San Francisco couple tweeted out their entire home birth story in all its gory, beautiful details—you really have to read the thing to believe it.
Last week, we heard about a certain presidential hopeful's home birth story. This week, there's another, (albeit more believable) home birth story making the rounds. The only difference is that this one can be read in its entirety on Twitter.
According to the tweets, Marco Rogers and Aniyia Williams welcomed their daughter, Noemi, in the comfort of their own home. Rogers tweeted that just he, his wife and his father-in-law were at home when it happened. "This was NOT planned," he tweeted.
The contractions were lasting about 1 to 1.5 minutes. And they were about 5-6 minutes apart.
— Marco Rogers (@polotek) January 8, 2016
Rogers went on to explain that even though his wife's contractions were getting stronger by the minute, the hospital told the couple to wait longer before coming in for delivery. Williams began tweeting about the experience as well. "We live 20 minutes from the hospital," she told ABC News. "I could feel a bulge between my legs and said, 'We're not going to make it.'"
Williams cleared the bed and began pushing, her husband and father-in-law helping the process along. At one point, she asked Rogers to pull the baby out, but he was too scared of hurting his wife and child. Luckily, Noemi popped right into her father's hands.
I get on the bed on my hands & knees and :::push contraction::: I go ALL IN on pushing and feel the baby's head fully pop out.
— Aniyia (@operaqueenie) January 8, 2016
The little girl was born just 15 minutes after Aniyia's water broke, which basically means that the mom is #blessed.
You can read the whole thing right here: Lunchtime long read: "How I delivered my own baby".