Who knew: the 'Tootsee Roll' is a pretty good way to distract yourself from labor pains.
The buttafly... uhn uhn thats old! Let me see your tootsie roll! Click the youtube link on my page so we can reach a million views! http://youtu.be/UU_aWDu9jtoPosted by Connell Cloyd on Tuesday, August 18, 2015
When Yuki Nishitzawa wanted to alleviate her labor pain, she got creative—by throwing it back to the 90s.
The 36-year-old mom busted out her best “Tootsee Roll” while awaiting her son's at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Even her water breaking didn’t put a stop to her dance moves.
Her husband, Connell Cloyd, was quick to capture the moment on video to share with their friends. Little did the couple know the Facebook clip of Nishitzawa’s delivery room moves would rack up more than 6 million views (and counting).
This isn’t Nishitzawa’s first time testing out this birthing ritual though: on the day her now-2-year-old daughter was born, she was dancing to the 69 Boyz hit at a friend’s birthday. And her dancing worked again: their son, Coji, was born around 1:30 a.m. on Thursday weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces, according to the Boston Globe.
“This is a celebration because we had lost our son before this pregnancy when I was 23 weeks pregnant,” Nishitzawa said in a follow-up video posted to Brigham and Women's Hospital Facebook page. “When we lost our son, we promised and I said to myself, I will do anything to deliver another child, a healthy child.”
Dancing through Labor Pains at Brigham and Women's Hospital
Earlier this week, Yuki and her husband, Connell, welcomed their new son into the world. During her labor, Connell recorded Yuki dancing through her labor pains here at Brigham and Women's Hospital to share with their friends and family on social media. Little did they know that in less than 48 hours, that video would trend on Facebook, resulting in more than 4.1 million views! Dr. Bill Camann, director of obstetric anesthesia at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, says that any type of movement during labor is encouraged, as it can be helpful in relieving a woman's pain and taking her mind off the intensity of labor.Posted by Brigham and Women's Hospital on Thursday, August 20, 2015
Thanks to the video, the couple now has the perfect nickname for their healthy baby boy. Cloyd introduced their new family addition on Inside Edition as their "little Tootsie Roll." Adorable.