With its slightly younger demographic, most people who watch YouTube have never had the opportunity to experience childbirth up close and personal – whether it is our own baby being born or someone else’s.
And yet, with the growing prevalence of video cameras, easily shareable film, and vlogging, the recording of these first precious moments of life are becoming increasingly easy to find. Chanel Ambrose’s video THE EMOTIONAL LIVE BIRTH OF OUR BABY BOY is one such example of this.
It’s a video diary, following highlights of the pregnancy process (found in other videos such as MY PREGNANCY TEST IS POSITIVE… HIS REACTION, MY JOY…) and the events that occurred from the start of her contractions to bringing the baby home from the hospital. To watch these videos is a strange but intimate experience. The emotions shown from pain to elation are very real, and its impossible not to get draw in by them.
But as well as an emotional experience, it is also a highly educational one. Whether you are a mother to be, an anxiously waiting partner, or just a teenager on the internet, seeing real life footage of the pregnancy process can teach you a lot about what it is like to experience it, as well as potentially putting a lot of your fears to rest.
Chanel certainly had a good time – saying “I’m so grateful for this whole experience. It’s gone absolutely amazing. The entire pregnancy has been a good pregnancy, and I enjoyed [it] to be honest. The labour and delivery was a breeze.” These words can be very encouraging to those who are scared about the future of their own pregnancy – quite understandable when you’re about to push a real life human being out of your own body.
It is also impossible not to be impressed by how put together Chanel and her partner Ambrose are during this stressful process. To be able to vlog while contractions are occurring or indeed, literally just after the birth has occurred is something not many people would be able to achieve!
However, the two of them, though giddy with elation and tiredness, still manage to be communicative and engaging with their audience. Impressive when you think that many people find vlogging a normal day difficult to maintain.
Congratulations to Chanel and Ambrose for their continually growing family!
Have a look at our other video spotlights – for example Steven Bridges‘ continued battle against demonetisation on YouTube with his video YouTube is Killing My Channel, as well the long awaited return of Letting With Luna!