Woman Goes Through Home Birth, Shares Photos on Facebook

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Give Ruth Iorio credit. She certainly isn't boring Facebook followers with updates about her latest meal.

Instead, the Los Angeles resident and writer took to Facebook late last month and shared intimate photos of her home birth. For what reason?

Iorio tells the Huffington Post she wanted to publicize "my unique experience, whether attractive or not and just to be honest about it."

The result was a raw, VERY personal look at the miracle of life, starting with contractions around 8:15 p.m. on Christmas and updates that included how the pain was akin to a "shitty period" and how she had a lot of diarrhea.

Ruth Iorio at Home

Iorio used a midwife to help with the birth and sat with her dog in bed a few hours into the labor:

Home Childbirth Photo

She wrote a lot about her "nasty" back pain and also asked: Why does no one say your asshole aches like hell, too? We told you this was awfully personal.

Going Through Labor

Ruth said she was "in and out of sleep" for a few minutes here and there, as "this beast" ripped her "back apart." Good thing the midwife was around to assist:

Major Labor Pains

In the end, of course, it was all worth it, as Ruth gave birth to a son named Nye.

She has to be transported to a hospital and remain there for two days due to a loss of blood after her placenta failed to be delivered, but this photo says it all, doesn't it?

A New Mother

What do you think of Ruth real-time Tweeting and Facebook-ing her home birth experience? Interesting and engaging? Or TMI to the extreme?

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I think childbirth is a beautiful thing, but why do we feel the need to share it with the world so much? like the article says people post what they eat, now when they poop, and even having a child. Why can't this be a sacred thing between the family? well, to each their own. In my opinion, if the people weren't important enough to be there in person (whether at the foot of her bed or waiting in the living room) why should they be filled in with so much detail?

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She is absolutely beautiful and she is proud of what she is doing you go girl :)

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I think that this is really beautiful that she can be CONFIDENT enough to do this, that is what many women lack CONFIDENCE and that is due to society and the social expectations, throughout life birth has been the most beautiful thing, showing it has nothing bad about it, however the part I dislike is the manner in which she spoke, some parts I wouldn't show my siblings but overall there is NOTHING wrong with this, it is a woman bringing life into the world/! Nothing gets better than that

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I love it. She doesnt need to class it up, I think it was awesome. Nothing about this is trashy. I LOVE the pic of her and her dog.

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I love it. She doesnt need to class it up, I think it was awesome. Nothing about this is trashy. I LOVE the pic of her and her dog.

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See people like this give others with similar ideas to be raw and honest a bad name. She talks like trailer trash. If she where more classy about it people may respect what she did (post it publically).

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This is an experience that people need to see not only ever see after they get pregnant or when there with their girl while shes giving birth. Good on her.

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Omg everyone lay off ok they have nurses to make sure everythings right plus its her damned choice oh and CONGRATS TO THE NEW MOM

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Whats the big deal, This is LIFE,! They show this on Tlc... Congrats to Mom.

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Lucky she and her baby came through this. Birth is a dangerous business. Why would you risk your baby's life unnecessarily?

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@ Nuts

Unless the mother has major health issues that would have been caught before birth, labor and birth are NORMAL processes, not dangerous. Women delivered at home with just family or a midwife for hundreds of years before dr's and hospitals got into it and started making women feel like they couldn't trust their bodies.