I published this article last night, and it’s already going viral. It’s in my top five most read stories, and the numbers are climbing by the hour:
The Truth Behind the “Newborn in Plastic Wrap” TikTok Video
It has nothing to do with COVID and everything to do with mom shaming
What blows me away is the number of people on Twitter who refuse to believe that clear surgical c-section drapes are real. One was not used during their c-section, so they simply cannot exist.
At the heart of this all is our notion of what a birth “should” look like. And the responses to Melina’s TikTok video shows how mom-shaming starts in the delivery room.