Woman in labor dances her heart out with hospital nurses in viral video
A woman scheduled to deliver her baby breaks into dance in the hospital's hallway. Her husband and the nurses joined the dance party to the delight of thousands who witnessed the viral video.
Expectant mom Alicia Exantus knew she was up for a long night of labor so she decided to break into dance before gearing up for childbirth.
In a viral video taken from the Manatee Memorial hospital where Exantus was scheduled to deliver her first child, the pregnant woman engaged in a dance number in the hospital’s hallway.
Exantus bumped and grinded while rubbing her pregnant belly and even bent her knees so low in one of her dance moves.
She was on her way to the delivery room and was looking forward to 30 hours of labor when she decided to strut in the hallway.
In the caption for her video she posted on Facebook, Exantus wrote:
“This was the beginning of what turned into a 30-hour labor. We were accompanied by the labor and delivery nurses at Manatee Memorial. I must say these women are truly superheroes and made this experience an incredible one.”
The video has since gone viral earning over 65,000 views. Speaking to Inside Edition about her famous clip, Exantus said:
"I would definitely say it set the tone for my labor. We were so excited. We love to dance. We always love to have fun."
Before we show you her amazing dance skills, have a quick look at five unexpected facts about pregnancy.
5. BABIES PEE IN UTERO
And they drink it too! From around 25 weeks or when the buccopharyngeal membrane around the mouth ruptures, they begin swallowing urine mixed with the amniotic fluid.
4. SOME BABIES ARE BORN WITH TEETH
Every one in 2,000 babies, to be specific. The teeth, called natal teeth as opposed to the normal neonatal teeth, will mostly develop in the lower gums and are attached to the soft tissue.
3. BABIES DEVELOP FINGERPRINTS AT 3 MONTHS
A study published by the University of Arizona said the epidermal ridge pattern becomes undulated at around the 10th week of pregnancy.
2. THEY CRY IN THE WOMB TOO
Scientists confirmed this by measuring their breathing patterns. They reached the conclusion that the "in utero crying sessions" are just practice runs for the outside world.
1. BABIES CAN TASTE THEIR MOTHER'S FOOD
Some flavors can transmit through the amniotic fluid. A study published on Pediatrics Gateway showed that women who consumed 300ml of carrot juice a day for consecutive weeks would pass the taste on the children, who had a preference for carrot juice later in life.
The Palmetto, Florida native was also overwhelmed by the positive response her video received and said "It's been super positive and super awesome." She added:
"A lot of people have reached out about Manatee Memorial nurses and when I tell you these are superheroes without capes they are superheroes without capes, they are incredible."
Exantus gave birth to a baby girl she named Tatum after a lengthy labor. Interestingly, she delivered in her child in the same room where her mother delivered her.