Hilarious photo of terrified father during his partner's labor goes viral

Posted at 5:02 AM, Aug 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-01 05:02:18-04

It's a look of excitement and fear many new dads can relate to. It's why this photo of a dad, looking terrified during child labor, has gone viral thanks to the new father's hilarious expression.

Alisha Baxter shared the photo of her partner Jive Ria on Facebook last week and since then more than 24,000 people have liked it.

The first time mom told ABC News that her cousin captured the funny snap that shows Baxter, 23, clutching Ria's hand for dear life.

Baxter said that Ria, 26, made the expression after her mother told "him to look because [the] baby's head was showing while I was pushing" and not because of her tight grip on his hand.

"He was a bit grossed out," she added.

Still, the Australian woman said she understood his reaction, especially since she was in labor for nearly 24 hours.

"I don't blame him," she continued with a laugh.

The couple's first child Blakely was eventually born July 21 at 12:47 a.m. She weighed 6 pounds and 5 ounces.

Baxter said she's looking forward to motherhood, including "watching her grow up, and getting her own personality, and seeing how she does her own things."