A woman took to social media to share with the world what her boyfriend was doing while she was preparing to have their baby in the labor room. She shared a brief clip on TikTok and claimed that her boyfriend was playing his Xbox while she was on bed prepping for the delivery.
TikTok user @anxietycouple shared the footage of her boyfriend playing on his Xbox in the hospital room and it shows he had his headphones on to avoid disturbing other patients. However, many users expressed their disappointment that he was preoccupied playing games while his partner was in bed preparing to give birth.
When viewing the video, the woman is seen lying on her hospital bed and said, "So I might go into labor today, and my boyfriend is doing this.” She panned the camera to show her boyfriend playing games at another end of the room.
Notably, another woman commented on the video saying “We brought my PlayStation while I was in labor too. I played till it was time to push.”
In this video though we can see the boyfriend playing Fornite in the background. The girlfriend asked him “"Babe, why did you bring your Xbox?”
He replied, "One game, I promise.” Many respond to the video saying that even one game was inconsiderate of him to miss the birth of his kid. The mother-to-be posted the video with the caption “He's going to miss his son's birth due to that Xbox.” Even gamers commented on the video expressing "I play games, and to me, this is just disrespectful; he's missing memories he should be having.”
This is not the first time someone has brought a gaming console to the labor room while their partner was preparing to give birth. Earlier this year, another gamer brought his PlayStation to the labor room to play Call of Duty: Warzone while his partner was preparing to give birth. The video got over 4 million views and sparked a similar debate in the comments section as well.