Twitter Employee Stays On-Brand As She Live Tweets Birth

Claire Diaz-Ortiz gave birth to little Lucia, who already has a Twitter account herself, this weekend...


by Sophie Wilkinson |
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One Twitter employee took work home with her big time when she decided to live-Tweet her birth. Claire Diaz-Ortiz, who is known as @Claire on Twitter – she must have got in there pretty quickly to get that handle – decided keep her 300k+ followers up-to-date on the progress of her labour, and wore her comfy Twitter-branded jacket as she went into hospital. Talk about staying on brand!

She didn’t make it look too easy, though, Tweeting about the severity of her labour pains before Tweeting photos of little Lucia. The odd thing was, while it's reasonable to get a little ratty while trying to squeeze a human being the size of a netball out of her vagina, Claire Tweeted asking people to: ‘Please stop asking what we are planning to name the baby. We don’t know. And it’s getting awkward,’ yet she'd already set up a Twitter account for baby Lucia.

In fact, @Luciahas had a Twitter account since November, way before she was even born. Maybe the name was just changed at the last minute or something. Either way, she’s got a happy healthy baby with a social media following of more than 600.


Claire isn’t the first person to live-Tweet her labour and welcome newborn into the world this way. Late last year, a woman called Ruth Fowler live-tweeted her homebirth and you might remember that Kevin Jonas and his wife live-tweeted the birth of their daughter earlier this year, giving the photo rights to a soap company. Oh, brave new world.

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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