Brigham and Women’s Labor Dance Goes Viral

Anything to get through the pain.

Ah, the 90s: If you lived through it the first time (glory days!), you thought for sure the fashions (crop tops, military-style boots, floral slip dresses, socks with heels) and the music (Miami-style booty music, complaint rock) would never come back in style.

Joke’s on us, and we couldn’t be happier. And apparently neither could Yuki Nishitzawa, who while awaiting the birth of her second child at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, was filmed by her husband, Connell Cloyd, getting down while trying to get her water to break. And by “getting down” I mean straight up 90s style dancing, from the “butterfly” to the “Tootsie Roll.”

“I know I shouldn’t be laughing as a husband… but she said she wanted to be famous, so I guess this is how you do it. Doing the ‘Tootsie Roll’ in labor,” Cloyd says in the video.

The Globe is reporting that Cloyd, 35, and Nishitzawa, 36, have been together for 10 years—married for four—and have one two-year-old child already. The couple are both schoolteachers and live in Mattapan.

The two videos have gone viral. Plus, Brigham and Women’s has produced a follow-up video with the couple and their healthy baby. Check ’em out below. Now, to the left:

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 veiws! http://youtu.be/UU_aWDu9jto

Posted by Connell Cloyd on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Prenatal ritual!

Posted by Connell Cloyd on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

 

Dancing Through Labor at BWH – longer version from BWH Public Affairs on Vimeo.


Melissa Malamut
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