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.
Iorio used a midwife to help with the birth and sat with her dog in bed a few hours into the labor:
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.
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:
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?
What do you think of Ruth real-time Tweeting and Facebook-ing her home birth experience? Interesting and engaging? Or TMI to the extreme?