Why this woman’s childbirth story has gone viral

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  • 'The little joker said bloop and floated right up on to the top of the water'

    ‘I still really don’t understand what’s so shocking about my delivery story’ wrote an American woman called Tia Freeman on Twitter this week, ‘I might as well tell you now. Give me a little time though because it’s sort of a long story.’

    A little like the Duchess of Cambridge, who welcomed her third child into the world and immediately went into full hair and make-up for an international photo call, Tia Freeman’s childbirth story has prompted a whirlwind of press attention this week – albeit for different reasons.

    On Tuesday Freeman decided to share the childbirth story in a series of tweets.

    Buckle up…

    Tia found out she was pregnant very late

    In denial, she decided to go on her pre-booked holiday to Germany anyway

    The flight was a little eventful

    But not as eventful as what happened after Tia landed

    It was at this point she realised she could be in labour

    The obvious next step? A YouTube tutorial of course

    Then came the water birth

    ‘The little joker said bloop and floated right up on to the top of the water’

    But that’s not all…

    Among those to congratulate Tia on her story (and birth) was author J K Rowling. ‘Well, speaking personally, I’m not so much in shock as in awe’ she tweeted, ‘congratulations on the birth of your son, who’d better never disrespect a mother this cool, strong and fearless!’

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