Everyone thinks their birth story is unique, but a woman named Tia Freeman is nonchalantly blowing everyone's lids off with her absolutely insane birth story on Twitter. A story she thinks is NBD:
I still really don’t understand what’s so shocking about my delivery story. Lol maybe it’ll set in one day.— Tia Freeman (@TheWittleDemon) April 24, 2018
Freeman is 22, she works in the Air Force, and she's obviously pretty tough. Freeman wrote an epic Twitter thread about her experience, which began in January when she found out she was pregnant. Surprise!
I didn’t know I was pregnant for awhile (already in my 3rd trimester) and before you ask the birth control I was on made it so I didn’t have a cycle every month. So not having a period wasn’t an indicator for me. On top of that I didnt really gain any weight.— Tia Freeman (@TheWittleDemon) April 24, 2018
Me when I found: pic.twitter.com/An5QA3hX8A
So then I’m in denial for another month after that like there’s no way a Bitch is preggo. At this point I’m working in VA and away from everyone so I just decided not to tell anyone. My dumbass was like maybe it’ll just go away... pic.twitter.com/TtSMTqc7Ln— Tia Freeman (@TheWittleDemon) April 24, 2018
So I had already purchased tickets for a vacay in Germany and ya girl was not about to waste international flight money. So I was like if the boy comes on time I should be all good in the hood. So I came home for two seconds before hopping on the my flight to Germany. pic.twitter.com/SWYOpatnEN— Tia Freeman (@TheWittleDemon) April 24, 2018
A very unusual approach to pregnancy, you gotta admit. Surprise, denial, booking an international flight.
So everything is going well no biggie but dawg this is a 14hr flight & there was a complimentary meal but everything had meat in it & you know I’m a vegetarian so I was like I can’t eat this but 14 hrs was too long to wait so I decided to eat the salmon hoping I wouldn’t get sick pic.twitter.com/9CfF4XzYzT— Tia Freeman (@TheWittleDemon) April 24, 2018
Sure. It's the salmon.
So anyway I make it until we land but when I wake up the cramps have gotten worse and I’m like okay I just want to make it to my hotel. Its my layover and I’m only here (Istanbul, Turkey) for 17hrs. But getting through customs took FOREVVVVVVVERRRRR pic.twitter.com/VUFDhyrCR1— Tia Freeman (@TheWittleDemon) April 24, 2018
I’m literally gripping the railing trying to make it through the lines. At this point I feel like I’m about to pass out. I’m sweating. I feel like I have to vomit. I’m going through it. Then I’m like wait a minute bitch are you in labor?!!! pic.twitter.com/p6SMEfunP0— Tia Freeman (@TheWittleDemon) April 24, 2018
Yes! Yes, she was!
So my ass decides to google it. The internet was like well my good sis the only thing different between labor and Braxton Hicks is your water breaking. This was completely not helpful so now I gotta wait until then to knownif this is legit or not. pic.twitter.com/fzXPGcDtV0— Tia Freeman (@TheWittleDemon) April 24, 2018
Either way it goes I’m not giving birth in this airport so I start gassing myself up bc I am NOT having a baby in this airport. I start talking to myself like Bitch what you’re not gonna do is give birth on the airport floor. So you need to get it together & make it to your hotel pic.twitter.com/Ywjk9fmsaD— Tia Freeman (@TheWittleDemon) April 24, 2018
Some people would call for an ambulance or try to get to a hospital, but she just wanted some privacy, apparently:
I make it to my hotel & now I’m sure I’m in labor. There is no way in the world I’m not in labor because I can barely standup at this point. So I’m in a foreign country, where no one speaks english, I don’t know this country’s emergency number, & I have no clue what to do. pic.twitter.com/sk6k10zdu5— Tia Freeman (@TheWittleDemon) April 24, 2018
Again, the hospital seems like an option, but this is a very independent lady!
So yo it’s GAME TIME. I don’t have time to be nervous. It’s time to get shit done. I spring into action. Filling up the tub with warm water #WaterBirth, grabbing a towel to bite down on, grabbing another towel to wrap him/her up with whenever it pops out pic.twitter.com/PVu2SWLCiG— Tia Freeman (@TheWittleDemon) April 24, 2018
It’s weird how focused a person becomes when they’re adrenaline starts going. Because at no point ever did I freak out. Like I just did what I had to do.— Tia Freeman (@TheWittleDemon) April 24, 2018
So the internet said I shouldn’t start pushing until my contractions where 2mins apart. Bc you don’t want to exhaust yourself too early and then not have any energy when the kids ready to come, you know? And I’m like okay bitch you’ve got a timer on your phone. You can do this! pic.twitter.com/QSi7iJ4vAx— Tia Freeman (@TheWittleDemon) April 24, 2018
My contractions were already at a minute a part lol I was late as hell. I BARELY made it to my room. 😂😂😂 so I throw the towel in my mouth and start pushing. And I have NEVVVVEEERRRR felt any pain like this in my life. I felt like I was being split open. WHERE WAS MY EPIDURAL?! pic.twitter.com/HGlootcNHu— Tia Freeman (@TheWittleDemon) April 24, 2018
The epidural is at the hospital!!!
Lol the story isn’t over yet 😂 he’s out but the placenta is still inside of me. Now according to the internet you’re not supposed to pull it out bc it has to seal itself back up or something idk lol.— Tia Freeman (@TheWittleDemon) April 24, 2018
Eventually, Freeman passed the umbilical cord, and cut it from her baby herself. Of course:
So I didn’t have any clamps like it suggested but what I did have were shoelaces lol. Hear me out 😂. In Turkey everyone drinks tea/coffee so every hotel room had an electric kettle. So I just boiled some water to sterilize the laces so that I could use them as clamps. pic.twitter.com/2vObBQz6eu— Tia Freeman (@TheWittleDemon) April 25, 2018
So I clean up the bathroom, breastfeed my baby, and go to sleep. No I do not go to the hospital I take my ass to bed. 😂😂 so the next day I wake up for and get ready to go to the airport because I already paid for the cab the night before & even though I knew I couldn’t fly out— Tia Freeman (@TheWittleDemon) April 25, 2018
Freeman went to the airport to figure out how to fly a newborn from the country when you don't have a ticket. They were suspicious, to say the least:
When I get there the airport workers are freaking out bc you can tell this baby is fresh. I legit didn’t have any baby clothes & made him something out of my favorite blue oversized button down (RIP 😢). Anyway they thought I was a human trafficker trying to smuggle out a baby. pic.twitter.com/dc0BCDv75J— Tia Freeman (@TheWittleDemon) April 25, 2018
So they called in customs, the police, a doctor & a nurse (to check the baby & me to see if I actually gave birth), and the airline higher ups. I was bombarded with questions (naturally) but finally I proved that I wasn’t a trafficker. During this I called the @USEmbassyTurkey. pic.twitter.com/HH9zQybcHB— Tia Freeman (@TheWittleDemon) April 25, 2018
But she eventually just ended up being famous instead of arrested:
Idk how they found out but someone tipped them off to my story and they had all the questions lol. If you google my name and Istanbul Turkey articles will pop up 😂😂😂. It’s all in Turkish though so good luck with that lol 🤷🏾♀️— Tia Freeman (@TheWittleDemon) April 25, 2018
(These are the ladies who helped me) pic.twitter.com/JsHQEUjtMy
Side Note:— Tia Freeman (@TheWittleDemon) April 25, 2018
Shoutout to @TurkishAirlines this was hands down the best flight, attendants, services, and overall workers I’ve ever experienced. Everyone was so nice! They bought him his first outfit lol. Because he was damn near naked when he arrived 😂 pic.twitter.com/8R1TbasUJx
Freeman did FINALLY get to the hospital, and everything was just fine:
To wrap up I go to the hospital get checked out everything is fine. He’s perfectly healthy! Lol the doctors were shocked to hear my story. I made national news & people would stop us to take pictures all the time & a random elderly woman grabbed my boob as I was breastfeeding pic.twitter.com/gGp4lJvEvl— Tia Freeman (@TheWittleDemon) April 25, 2018
Because she was showing me the correct way to do it 😂. Because I gave them so much publicity Turkish Airlines paid for my hotel stay for two weeks, comped all my meals, upgrade @BBills_ & my return flights to business class and we enjoyed the lavish business lounge. The end 😂— Tia Freeman (@TheWittleDemon) April 25, 2018
Here's the tl;dr version from the friend she was supposed to be visiting in Germany:
The short version:— Jakob Johnson (@JohnsonJakob) April 25, 2018
My friend Tia was on the way to Germany to visit me.
During her Layover in Istanbul she GAVE BIRTH to a HEALTHY BABY BOY
In a Hotel Room
Tied and cut the Umbilical Chord
AND WENT TO THE AIRPORT THE NEXT DAY LIKE NOTHING HAPPEND pic.twitter.com/iz6976bjsd
Congrats, Freeman. You seem like you can handle pretty much everything, which is exactly what moms are expected to do!