Most moms walk a few laps around the maternity ward to help speed up labour. This Georgia mama decided to do things differently.
Akilah Wooten, alongside her cousin and sister, danced to Silentó’s “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” while she was in-between contractions.
Since Akilah was still carrying high, her midwife instructed her to walk around the hall and squat as a way to help ease the baby downward. When she went to go check in on her patient, she found this little dance party going on. (After all, nae naeing is kind of like squatting!)
Like any of us would do in such a moment, the midwife pulled out her phone to capture the adorable scene and uploaded it to YouTube.
A little over a week after it was posted, the video has already received over 850,000 views.
Wooten isn’t the first mom to use dancing as a way to cope with labour pains. This past summer, Boston mom Yuki Nishizawa boogied away to the ’90s hit “Tootsee Roll”.
Since both women can’t seem to help but smile while dancing, we’re really hoping to see more mamas break it down while waiting for baby. May we suggest you try busting a move to “Push It” by Salt-N-Pepa.