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Mom gave birth in bathtub on Facebook Live after doctors mistake labor for stomach flu

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By Brelaun Douglas via SWNS

An Ohio woman gave birth in her bathtub on Facebook Live after she claimed she was mistakenly sent home from the hospital while in labor.

Natosha Kramer said that at 6 A.M. on June 12, 2020 she went to the Atrium Medical Center in Middletown throwing up and with contractions.

She said that she was sent home shortly after with a diagnosis of stomach flu, even though she claims that doctors did an ultrasound and saw the baby in her birth canal.

Natosha delivered her daughter Nola at home at 3:30 P.M. that same day without any assistance from a medical professional.

Luckily Natosha, who lives alone, was being visited by her parents who helped her with the delivery, though neither of them have any medical experience.

“I didn't know I was in labor because they said I had a stomach virus,” said Natosha, an artist and photographer.

“I didn't think I was giving birth, even with her head in my hands between my legs it didn't hit me.

“It's my first time, I didn't know.”

Natosha decided to stream the birth on Facebook Live because she wanted a record of what was happening.

“I wanted the memory of the birth regardless of in a hospital or my home,” she said.

She said by the time she realized she was in labor and her mom said they should go back to the hospital Nola’s head was already coming out.

“My mom caught Nola while I stood there,” she said.

“911 on the phone advised my dad to find a string for the umbilical cord, so in panic he tried taking his shoe strings off, but luckily the EMTs came at this point.”

Though it was a struggle, Natosha said that baby Nola is doing great.

“She’s perfectly healthy,” she said.

“She’s advanced, she’s been teething since two months old and she loves jazz music.”

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