A resourceful, millennial mom from Nashville, TN tweeted the story of how she gave birth alone in a hotel room in Turkey, teaching herself via YouTube
videos. Tia Freeman's Twitter stream has since gone viral
, though she claims she doesn't quite understand what's so special about her delivery.
Well, it's special for a few reasons. For one, she delivered the baby alone. For two, she delivered the baby alone in a foreign country. For three, she delivered the baby alone in a foreign country and then had to leave the country with a brand new baby.
Sound crazy? Take her word for it...
Freeman had no idea she was pregnant, and she'd already booked this solo vacation in Germany via Turkey. When she found out she was having a baby
, she wasn't about to cancel her plans.
Everything was going great, barring the fact that the airline didn't offer any vegetarian options. Freeman was forced to eat some salmon hoping she wouldn't get sick... but, eventually, her stomach started bothering her.
She survived the plane ride and lands in Istanbul, but she was still feeling way off and the customs line was out of control.
That's when she realized: She was in labor.
She made it back to her hotel with little time to spare, and she did what any millennial would do: She YouTubed how to give birth.
AnnaMarie Houlis is a multimedia journalist and an adventure aficionado with a keen cultural curiosity and an affinity for solo travel. She's an editor by day and a travel blogger at HerReport.org by night.