Mums baffled by 'Birthie Stick' for 'pregnant women to live stream labour'
Mums have been left baffled by a bizarre 'Birthie Stick' which apparently allows pregnant women to get close up, action shots as they give birth - but not everything is as it seems.
The contraption seems to take inspiration from the selfie stick, and has two clamps which attach to a woman's thighs with a case for a camera phone in the middle.
The 'Birthie Stick' claims to come in 'gender colour mounts' and assures buyers it will 'bring your delivery to life', adding it can 'turn the very precious moments in your life into a viral sensation'.
According to the packaging "The Birthie Stick was designed to provide steady, high-quality video of the blessed event using just a smartphone.
"So friends, family and followers can enjoy a close-up perspective of your baby’s emergence from the womb. Content doesn't get any fresher."
One mum shared a picture of the unique invention on a Facebook parenting group saying "Now I have seen it all."
Her post garnered more than 3,000 comments and 2,500 likes and reactions from people who also could not believe what they were seeing.
One dad said the device would not have gone down well with his wife. He said: 'When my wife gave birth to both my sons if I had slapped this between her knees she would have wrapped it round my head guaranteed."
Another baffled mum said: 'Who the f**k has time to do this . If you want to see it just ask midwife to hold a mirror."
Another mum was left unimpressed, saying: "Definitely invented by a man."
"Why? I couldn’t think of anything worse!!!" agreed another.
"Obviously the manufacturers haven’t had children yet," said another mum.
However some eagle-eyed parents were more skeptical and after a quick Google search, discovered the 'Birthie Stick' is actually a prank box.
The idea is that you buy the empty box and place the real gift inside for the mum-to-be at her baby shower or before her baby is born.
The parody present can be purchased for around £8 on eBay and is certain to get some laughs, as one mum pointed out.
She said: "People do realise this is a gag gift I hope? As in you buy this empty box as a joke and put the actual baby shower present inside it….."
Another said: "You know it’s a joke, right?"
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