Having a baby? Congratulations!! Aside from onesies and names, have you given much thought to what it’s actually like to have a kid? Never fear – just go to YouTube. Apparently, as a way to educate other women and families about the reality of childbirth, couples are recording and posting their births online – and generating a gaga of hits in the process. One woman garnered over 3 million views so far. So what’s the fuss? Well, since homebirths have gone from the norm to a novelty, many of us first-timers can’t really say that we have seen a birth outside of the Discovery Channel or TLC – and even they censor more than YT.
Considering the way that the internet has given society another medium of expression and information exchange, [this for example], is this too much or just what the doctor should have ordered? Since most hospitals won’t allow too many people in the delivery room, are these women doing other first-time couples/moms a favor by giving a real deal look? I’m on the fence, I appreciate the view but after looking at one vid I’m kinda scared to death. I was privy to witness only one birth and found myself spacing out only to snap back into reality and witness the afterbirthâ€”which is basically the best method of birth control ever, save for Saturdays at the Brooklyn/Harlem Pathmarks.
While I don’t see many women of color on any of these vids, there is nothing that brings us together as just women like childbirth so I make no assumptions that there is a difference. I know we have some fab Parlour mommies out thereâ€”any plans to vid soon?
And NYTIMES, why the hell is this in the Style Section?
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