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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