Aussie Mummy Blogger Plans To Give Birth Live On Facebook
An Aussie mum expecting her second child has announced that she plans to give birth while streaming the event on her Facebook page.
Adele Barbaro, who has a blog on Facebook called The Real Mumma has announced she wants her second child's entry into the world to be put on the internet to help other expectant parents understand the journey of childbirth.
Barbaro and her husband Paul already have a son named Harvey, and believe that documenting the experience will help parents who may be unsure about how to approach such a life changing event.
In a column for news.com Barbaro explains that live streaming the birth will "bring some awareness to all the different stages of labour and the unpredictability of what can happen. Particularly, because this time there is no birth plan, no expectations and I have an open mind."
I know it's a little daring but when she decides it's time to vacate, I'm going to share the experience of my labour. PG of course! I want to show that labour is nothing like the movies and you can't plan for any of it! I hope it will give a great insight into childbirth for those that are expecting soon or maybe even their partners too. Most of you know Paul now and of course he will be helping me share it. Last night, Paul and I said how amazing it is that Harvey is becoming independent and we have a lot of our 'adult' life back. We are on top of things and we all sleep solidly every night. And we about to do it all again. It's starting to get very real. I went to the OB today and before my scan I told him her head was definitely down. I already have my waddle on and I feel a pressure I didn't feel this early with Harvey. Well, she is measuring two weeks ahead and head is already in my pelvis. She opened her eyes and I got to see her face. I cannot wait to meet her.. . . #mumlife #mummyblog #motherhood #parenthood #pregnancy #childbirth #labour #mommyblogger #momlife #babynumber2 #gettingclose #notlong
Barbaro, who is currently 33 weeks into the pregnancy, stresses that all care will be taken in ensuring the procedure won't be broadcast if the situation should change.
"I would only stop the live stream of my labour if myself or the baby were in danger or the situation became unsafe."
"Paul is supportive of my plan to stream the birth - he has become a big part of my blog and I know his contribution will be beneficial, especially for any men who watch for an insight into labour."
What do you think, should she be broadcasting what some may think is a private moment?
Would you watch the live stream when the baby's due?
Tell us in the comments below.