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Mum Sarah-Jane Ljungstrom took social networking to another level when she broadcasted her labour on Facebook LIVE to more than 200,000 strangers. Why? She wanted to show how ‘normal’ a normal birth really is.
As per sources, Sarah-Jane, 35, a video bloger from Richmond London started vlogging soon after her water broke as she was lounging on her sofa at home biting into a slice of pizza.
Her labour lasted 24 hours during which she posted five videos including live contractions and updates as her baby “moved down the birth canal”. In a moment of benevolence, Sarah-Jane spared viewers the sight of her pushing out her third child, Eveline. The video of the baby arriving home with her parents and meeting her siblings, big brothers Freddie, six, and three-year-old Finn Barnaby Bo, was also shown.
According to The Sun, Sarah-Jane revealed on the website, Channel Mum, that, “I’ve been vlogging about motherhood and my pregnancy this year so it was natural for me to do the same and share my labour.” Evidently someone with a sense of humour, one of her vlogs included a request to the viewers to her the video if she ever mentioned wanting another baby.
“Birth isn’t really like the movies so showing a normal everyday labour story was nice,” said Sarah-Jane, an ad-agency director, who posted her first live real-time video to the internet channel at 10:00 pm, December 21, 2016. Not only did she tell people when she was 2cm dilated, but the viewers could also hear the baby’s heart beat. Her next video, nearly two hours later, was posted from home after she was sent back until her contractions got stronger.
But after three hours of pushing, she posted a final video of her already at home with her 8lb 1oz bundle of joy in her arms. She said, “Of course she’s the most beautiful baby in the world.”
Continue reading for tips on how to remain calm during a ‘normal’ delivery!
With a post graduate degree in PR & Corporate Communication neatly tucked in the farthest corner of the shelf, I wonder about wandering around. When I do not get to wander, I write. In between the wondering, wandering, and writing I try to keep a straight face playing mum to a daughter who has no qualms playing my mum!
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