Every mom has a different way of dealing with the gruesome pain that comes with being in labour, but one Boston mom had a very unique method: Dancing it off!
Yuki Nishizawa, 41, busted out some seriously awesome moves–like the “Tootsie Roll,” the Side Shuffle and The Butterfly–while awaiting the arrival of her second baby at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Her husband, Connell Cloyd, was there for support and of course, filmed it all.
“I know I shouldn’t be laughing as a husband,” Cloyd says in the video. “But she said she wanted to be famous, so I guess this is how you do it. Doing the ‘Tootsie Roll’ when you’re in labour.”
You can tell Nishizawa is in pain: She clutches her belly and leans over on the hospital bed for support. But labour can’t stop this dancing machine. With the ’90s hit “Tootsee Roll” by the 69 Boyz playing in the background, the brave mom faces contractions by shuffling, turning and fist pumping.
At one point, Nishizawa sings “My water… My water is breaking.” Cloyd takes that as a cue to add some “theatrics” to the video by tilting the camera and zooming the focus in and out.
Cloyd posted the video to his Facebook page on Aug. 18 and it has since been viewed more than three million times. Get down with your bad pregnant self, Nishizawa!