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Tia Freeman. This 22 year old wins the Emmy award in the dramatic birth story category #whyisntthereone As a veteran of a birth involving tea towels from the Kebab kiosk in the food court, and my husband's jacket, there's all kinds of delightful details in Tia's story. And the Twitter response is pure gold. . . This one definitely joins the collection of #hotelrooombirths and #unusualplacestohaveababy below! . . #tiafreeman #whatawoman #getitdone #diy #unassisted #hotelroombirth #unusualplacestohaveababy #undisturbedbirth #birthrocks #shewinstheinternet
A Virginia woman used her motherly instincts to safely give birth alone in a hotel room in Istanbul, Turkey. In her now viral Twitter thread, Tia Freeman details she found out she was pregnant late in her third trimester after her birth control failed. By the time she discovered she was expecting, the mom-to-be had already booked a trip to the Middle East and decided to take the voyage anyway.
On the flight, Freeman started experiencing contractions, and had to endure the early pains of labor while shuffling through international customs.
Once Freeman arrived at her hotel, she began Googling and Youtubing videos on how to give birth. She filled a tub, got towels together, and managed to give birth to a baby boy. She ended up cutting the umbilical chord with knives and shoelaces.
Get into the brave tale below:
You can find the full thread here.