A Labour Worth Tweeting About
Mother tweets every detail of her labour and birth - gaining hundreds of fans on Twitter!
For most women, having a baby is probably not the best time to be multi-tasking. But one tech-savvy mom managed to Tweet most of the way through the birth of her second child!
Fi Star-Stone was determined to send ‘live’ Twitter updates during her 13-hour drug-free labour to help ‘dispel the myths of childbirth’.
The 34-year-old’s tweets describing the home birth of her son Oscar were followed by hundreds of online friends and even a couple of celebrities.
Mrs Star-Stone, from Stafford, is a nursery nurse who also runs a parenting advice website. She said she wanted to reassure other moms out there that natural birth was a positive experience. She said:
‘I’ve worked with children for 19 years and have always had mums telling me how scared they are of pregnancy. I did this to show them the positive side of childbirth and to show it could be done without pain relief – and while Tweeting the whole time.’
While in her birthing pool, Mrs Star-Stone posted nine Tweets from her iPhone after going into labour at 2.30am on Friday. An hour into labour she wrote: ‘Me and my hippy no pain relief... Ouch. Could do with a large vodka!’
Baby Oscar, who was born without any complications at 3.42pm, was introduced to hundreds of her supporters and fans. He weighs a healthy 3.4 kg. She said:
“I got so many messages of support – it was a fantastic experience.”
Her husband Richard, also 34, a PR consultant, said:
“Fi’s pregnancy has been a big topic of interest and she wanted to dispel some of the myths about childbirth. People often pass on the worst nightmares instead of something positive.”
The couple have an older daughter, Betsy, who was also born at home and almost exactly a year before her little brother. Congratulations to the happy family!