TikTok went viral after an influencer shared her story of giving birth to her fifth baby.
On January 3, Chrissy Horton, a blogger, TikToker, and Instagrammer based in San Diego, California, posted a three-minute video to her TikTok account which she said in the caption she started recording as she began feeling her “first serious contractions.” Horton appeared to be in a hospital and give birth. She then held her baby.
“When my first baby was born, I did not know what to expect. Horton added in the caption, “I wish I had someone who could talk me through the length of labor, the interventions that are required, and my options.”
The video received more than 6.4 million views. Horton provided captions with time stamps for each event. According to TikTok Horton was seen to have checked in at 3:30 AM and asked for an epidural by 4:00 AM.
Horton claimed that she had “an epidural” for all her deliveries and she wanted the delivery unmedicated. She said however, “Knowing I would lose the strength to press if I continued suffering and fighting the pain.”
Horton stated in the video voiceover that the delivery was about to get real. I won’t edit it. If you are unable to handle the heat, get out the kitchen. Horton was shown in tears lying on a hospital mattress as she was instructed to push.
The video then shows post-birth moments. It shows her holding the baby on her chest, her partner cutting off the umbilical chord, and medical staff measuring and weighing the baby.
This video has received more than 15,600 comments. One user commented, “Thanks for sharing the raw reality of birth. “I’m currently pregnant with my first, and I’m scared af,” was one of the comments that attracted over 52,300 likes.
“The most real video I have ever seen!” “I love this page,” was a comment with more than 1,600 likes.
Horton has over 552,000 followers on her TikTok account where she describes herself in her bio as “Your big sis through pregnancy, postpartum & motherhood.” Horton uploads regular videos that include pregnancy checklists, tips for new mothers, and day-in the life of a mom videos. Her blog shares tips and lifestyle advice on motherhood. She has 142,000 followers on Instagram.
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