Not registered? Register here. But the video surpassed anything I had imagined. Far from the cliche hippy whale music home birth scene, Legaci Allong, a young mother, 24, is fully made up, interacting with her family throughout and seems to be well informed and in control.
I Prepared for Having a Baby by Watching YouTube
This Video of a Woman Giving Birth in a Stream Has Over 90 Million Views | Parents
I have been documenting my life on video since fifth grade, but I didn't start posting regularly on YouTube until about two years ago, when I was six months pregnant. I live in Midland, Texas, and my family is on the East Coast. I wanted to keep them updated, so I'd put up clips about getting my sonograms and decorating the nursery. At first, my grandparents were confused when they saw my vlogs; they didn't understand the Internet and thought YouTube was like TV, with millions of people tuning in live to watch.
This Video of a Woman Giving Birth in a Stream Has Over 90 Million Views
I was thrilled — and also terrified. To make things even worse, my husband and I had no experience with babies. Neither of us had younger siblings, nor did we make a teenage-living babysitting the neighborhood kids. Still, I wanted to learn everything I could, and for good reason. According to a study of women , participating in childbirth classes was associated with almost three times higher likelihood of a successful vaginal delivery.
Two very different viewing experiences. Either way, birth videos should be required viewing for moms and dads-to-be. We get it: Viewing a string of childbirth videos is certainly not the same as a casual Netflix binge, but doing so will educate you about various procedures that might come into play and help you feel as well-prepared as possible going in, so you can be there for your partner. They provide details about who does what during birth, how long it may take from the first contraction to the last push, as well as, some of the complications that may arise. These videos offer clarity about, for instance, the role of nurses, doulas, and midwives, how much pain relief a hot bath actually provides, and how long a C-section normally takes.