Due to YouTube’s young demographic, many of its viewers will never have had the oppportunity to experience childbirth up close and personal, whether it’s their own baby or someone else’s.
But the growing prevalence of video cameras, easily shareable film, and vlogging means recordings 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 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 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 growing family!