Giving birth is hard work. Live tweeting while doing so might make it even tougher.
Yet, it seemed like the appropriate thing for Claire Diaz-Ortiz, who leads social innovation at Twitter, to do. She managed to live-tweet her labor, starting after her water broke on Saturday, April 5, in Buenos Aires where she lives with her husband, according to Buzzfeed. She posted updates from her account, @Claire, along with the hashtag "#inlabor." The tweets caught the attention of her 330,000-plus followers as well as celebrities, who offered kudos to the multitasking mother-to-be.
She kicked it off early Saturday morning with a Google search.
While en route, there were some issues.
Then there were some major issues.
Finally, she made it to the hospital.
Supermodel Christy Turlington assured her that's "normal," tweeting, "Hope you've a good midwife or doula on hand @Claire." Actress America Ferrera quipped: "Tweeting while in labor! That's commitment."
On Saturday evening, she welcomed a baby girl, Lucia. And, yes, the newborn already has her Twitter handle locked down.
Bethenny Frankel was very impressed.
Congrats, Claire! And welcome to the world of social media, little Lucia!