Recently Orange Is the New Black actor Jason Biggs has gotten a lot of flack for his social media overshare during his wife's labor and delivery. He chronicled the experience from the moment the contractions ramped up in the car on the way to the hospital to her getting an epidural and in the OR during the surprise C-section. There is no question that it was a special day for his family, but it begs the question: How much is too much information?
He's certainly not the only parent guilty of this. People boldly post everything from details of their painful episiotomies to photographs of their placenta. It's a disturbing epidemic if you ask me. We are so desperate for attention that we think nothing of sharing the most intimate (and sometimes most cringeworthy) moments of our birth stories. Check out 7 of the yuckiest labor and delivery overshares we've come across.
WARNING, some of these tweets are graphic.
1. These gross tidbits come as no surprise to anyone who's has a baby. Still, do we really need to read them?
1 more thing - no loss of mucus plug or breaking waters yet. Just - TMI! - diarrhea, which is a sign system is clearing out #ruthshomebirth— Ruth Fowler (@fowlerruth) December 26, 2013
2. Huh? Not so much gross as it is off-putting. What an odd sentence to use when celebrating parenthood.
Me and scott just gave birth to this beautiful baby girl! didnt get the abortion done after all! (: <3 pic.twitter.com/nTxmdIOItJ— amaury (@acidhunk) February 16, 2014
3. Does the entire world really need to have such a detailed description of your boobs?
My boobs are so big...look like giant eyeballs with blue veins running through them. They look good out of a bra, but they hurt like shit— mucus plugs (@mucusplugs) December 30, 2012
4. Yuck. Just yuck.
— Ruth Fowler (@fowlerruth) December 28, 2013
5. Retching now.
@KTMcFarland16 I had a giant blood clot which could mean I still have a part of my placenta in me!— Chelsi Garrels (@chelsi_laurenn) February 18, 2014
6. The very definition of TMI.
@jjongaholic yeah diapers that absorb shredded bits of placenta and blood vessels coming out of my uterus through my fuCking vaGINA— âï¿½¡noorâï¿½¡ (@iridescentboi) February 18, 2014
7. Why, why, why?
— Jenny Mollen (@jennyandteets) February 21, 2014
What is the biggest pregnancy or delivery overshare you've heard?
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