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Would you want to stream your childbirth for online viewers to witness?

Posted by on Sep. 30, 2011 at 10:43 AM
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Home Birth Advocate Will Stream Her Own Delivery Online!

Posted by Jacqueline Burt
on Sep 29, 2011

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I'll say this much for 32-year-old Nancy Salgueiro: She's one brave lady! The Ottawa-based mother-of-two is expecting her third child soon via home birth, and she's planning to live stream the labor and delivery online. (Her first two kids were born at home, too, but not in front of millions of viewers.)

Having given birth a couple of times, I can say with absolute certainty that this is something I could never bring myself to do, but you know what? More power to her! I think it's awesome, especially because Salgueiro, a professional birth coach, is baring all in an effort to promote natural home births.

Believe it or not, this won't be the first time a woman has live streamed her birth online, but Salgueiro didn't know that when she came up with the idea. Also a chiropractor, she says she'll be sitting in a pool during her labor. Her husband Mike Carreira will be there to "drip water on her back." (Though he admits he's not sooooooooooooo into the whole Internet broadcast idea.)

"I'm just trying to support her in her passion," he says. "This is a stretch for me but I'm going to do it."

Awww, what a guy! Luckily, he won't be alone. Salgueiro will also have two midwives present, as well as someone to operate the HD camera that will be hooked up to her laptop.

So far 800 people have signed up to watch the birth on Salgueiro's website sometime around her due date, which is October 7. Viewers will be looking on from locations all over the world, including Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.

Like I said, I could never do what this brave mom is doing. But I'm considering tuning in.

Would you watch a home birth live stream?

by on Sep. 30, 2011 at 10:43 AM
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jltplk25
by Gold Member on Sep. 30, 2011 at 10:45 AM
Um ew. I didn't even like my mother-in-law seeing my bits, why would I want complete strangers to see it too?
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goddess99
by Michelle on Sep. 30, 2011 at 10:56 AM

maybe, I have seen births before, I would Not stream my own.

goddess99
by Michelle on Sep. 30, 2011 at 10:59 AM

The ones I've seen weren't like that. There is some modesty.

Quoting jltplk25:

Um ew. I didn't even like my mother-in-law seeing my bits, why would I want complete strangers to see it too?



mrsnoble2004
by ♥Arlene♥ on Sep. 30, 2011 at 2:40 PM

I don't think that is something I would want to see in HD. Heck I didn't even look in a mirror for 2 out of 3 of my own child birth experiences.

USAFamily
by on Sep. 30, 2011 at 5:25 PM

 No. Gross.

I'm not one of those people who think birth is a beautiful thing though...

LovelyLauren55
by on Sep. 30, 2011 at 10:06 PM

No I wouldnt watch and I would definitely not be broadcasting mine either!

mom2gr8tgirls
by Gold Member on Oct. 1, 2011 at 5:45 AM
Nope. Wouldn't watch or stream my own.
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Aries46845
by on Oct. 1, 2011 at 7:34 AM

Probably not.

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