Claire Diaz-Ortiz must really love her job leading social innovation at Twitter. So much so that she decided to live-tweet her labor on Saturday, April 5. As soon as she started to wonder if her water broke and all the way up until the birth of her baby girl, Lucia, Claire posted updates with the hashtag "#inlabor."
If your initial reaction to this is, "What in the world was she thinking?!" you're not alone. Investing energy in just about anything outside of the momentous, stressful, exhilarating, emotional, and physically grueling process of labor seems, well, completely crazy. But as Claire discovered, there's a surprising upshot to engaging in social media while giving birth.