Life Video

By Josh Saunders

 A family created an incredible rendition of the ‘Push It’ song while waiting for the expectant mum to give birth.

 Jadie Phelps, 29, from Bedford, Texas, was ten-centimetres dilated readying for the arrival of her little girl when they all song broke out.


 Shortly after being asked if she had a birthing song or playlist, the group spontaneously started a remix of ‘Push It’ originally released by Salt-N-Pepa in 1987.

 The impromptu performance saw partner Jordan Houston, 26, beatbox while his brother Derien, 21, made a bassline and their mum Iva dance in the background. 

Soon-to-be mother of three Jadie and her sister Dannah rapped to the lyrically appropriate hit, in between amusing birthing gestures performed by Jordan. 

After the delivery doctor arrived, a mere ten minutes and two pushes later little Alaya would be born, weighing 5lb 8oz.

 They shared the video last month, which has since gone onto receive more than 12 million views collectively.

 Jordan, who works in special events, said: “It was completely spontaneous, it just happened, the nurse asked us if we had a birthing song or playlist we wanted to play for Jadie.


 “Her sister said, ‘Hey we should do the ‘Push It’ song,’ my brother started humming the bassline, I started beatboxing over the top and Jadie and her sister rapped the lyrics.

 “I had no idea they knew all the words to the song, then my mom started doing her shoulder shimmy in the back and it became a party. 

“It was not rehearsed and just happened naturally, we are always making stuff up on the go.

“When we posted it we watched the views and shares shoot through the roof, friend of friends of friends and then people we didn’t know sharing it.

 “Within five hours the video had circulated all over America then to Australia, London and elsewhere.

“It was crazy and so shocking, but it was awesome to read the comments and how happy people are, I never imagined it would reach so many people.”


Jordan who works in special events and entertainment was delighted by the response to the video.

The now-father-of-three added: “I’m just glad to see all the smiles we can put on people’s faces, as entertainers we like putting on a show and helping people escape for a few minutes of their day.

“Someone may be going through something and this could help them to forget it for a second and give them hope.

“Also, it shows that labour doesn’t have to be horrible, you can make it different and a blessing.” 

Jordan can’t wait for his daughter to be old enough to see and appreciate the video.

He believes she is already demonstrating signs of being a performer too.


Jordan said: “This was one of the last moments before our baby girl decided to join us, this was her welcome party into the world.

“We will enjoy showing this to her and hope she will get a kick out of it. 

“I know Alaya appreciates rhythm already. 

“Whenever she has a tantrum, we turn on music and she mellows-out and when burping or soothing her if we stick to a steady beat. 

“She’s not singing just yet but I’m sure that’s in her future.”