Live-Tweeting During Labor

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Live-Tweeting During Labor
Mon, 05-14-2012 - 11:16am

Just in time for Mother's Day!

Rosie Pope welcomed her third child with husband Daron Pope. The Pregnant in Heels star gave birth to her daughter Sunday afternoon. 

The Rosie Pope Maternity designer also live-tweeted during labor.

"Contractions 3-5 mins apart," Pope tweeted around 10:00 a.m. on Sunday. "Just spoke to my boys, they are excited and got up to say good bye to mom this morning."

"My water just broke!" Pope tweeted thirty minutes later. Eventually, husband Daron took over tweeting and wrote, "Daron here: let the pushing begin! After 1st vomit, she started pushing. She's doing great."

And eventually their little princess arrived!

"This is Daron: our beautiful princess is born!" he tweeted. "Baby and Rosie are doing great!!! What a miracle!"

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Congrats to Rosie Pope!  How do you feel about live-tweeting details of labor/delivery? Will you be updating social network sites with your progress during labor?


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Registered: 04-18-2003
Re: Live-Tweeting During Labor
Mon, 06-11-2012 - 12:16am

I was so excited we were FINALLY trying to conceive, I decided to say something.  Plus with my job, there were a few things I had to start doing differently in case I was pregnant.  Due to going into labour early, there were events that had to be cancelled, so a lot more people knew then I would have preferred. We were left alone, however, with no requests for updates.

I think it is sort of an "each their own" scenario.  Someone who is really into social media might want to be making regular updates as labour progresses and feedback.  Someone who wants no distractions would probably shut down the computer, put the phone ringer to low at a home birth, or for an outside the home birth, insist that all cellphones, etc. be ignored until after the delivery.