Woman Who Trolled Pregnant Giraffe Beats Giraffe to Actual Birth

Erin Dietrich went live again from the hospital
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 9, 2017 10:26 AM CST
A screenshot from Erin Dietrich's second live video.   (Erin Dietrich via Facebook)

(Newser) – Apparently, spoofing a giraffe who seems like it may never give birth is a pretty good way to induce your own labor. Erin Dietrich, the South Carolina woman who went viral with her video impersonating April the pregnant giraffe, gave birth to a boy Wednesday night. She posted the announcement on Facebook, complete with a photo of her wearing the giraffe mask from her video while holding son Porter Lane—and she had actually gone live again on Facebook in the early stages of labor, complete with the mask. But, as the BBC notes, April the pregnant giraffe has yet to give birth ... almost two weeks after her birthcam went live and the internet started watching and waiting. And waiting. And waiting. (Read more giraffes stories.)

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