According to a The Sun UK report, Kat Armendariz, a young lady from El Paso in Texas, took the opportunity to snap the “ultimate selfie” – of the moment that her sister gave birth.
The woman risked her sister’s wrath by getting out her phone and capturing her sister Kimberly screaming in pain as she struggled to push out her baby.
In the photo, Kat can be seen smiling into the camera as her sister lies on the hospital bed, hands over her eyes in anguish.
New aunt Kat uploaded the shot to Imgur with the caption “SELFIE! While my sister is about to shove a baby out her vag!”
The epic image has been viewed over 500,000 times and has over 1,000 comments.
Many felt the image was insensitive to her sister, who was in the middle of both an intimate and painful experience.
But Kat said that thankfully Kimberly saw the funny side of the image.
Kat said to Mashable: “She wasn’t in too much pain at first, so she thought it was pretty funny.
“I told her I was going to do it, she just started the oxytocin and the labour pains began almost instantly.
“She started to feel it and right when she was like, ‘Oh my god I can’t take this,’ I took the photo.”
Many people agreed that the photo was hilarious, albeit slightly “cruel and funny”.
One said: “She’s gonna hate you for this later.”
And another commented: “If someone took my picture while I was in labour, I would make a point of keeping my placenta just so I could throw it at them.”
However not everyone saw the funny side to the story, with one user saying: “Keep on smiling, your turn will come one day.”
While Kimberly hasn’t made Kat regret her selfie, a few other people have been made to wish they never took theirs.