You know your delivery probably won’t go down like it did in Knocked Up or on ER (let’s hope), but what labor and childbirth look like has remained mostly a mystery to modern women—until now.
Thanks to YouTube, a curious mom-to-be can view the nitty-gritty details of thousands of deliveries, mainly home births. A Virginia natural childbirth organization in Virginia even held a contest for the best birth video. While experts don’t recommend YouTube as a primary source of birthing information, “many of the videos offer an honest, woman-to-woman perspective of the experience,” says Donyale Abe of the International Childbirth Educators Association. “You rarely get that elsewhere.”
Birth Matters Virginia Video Contest Winners:
First-place winner: Prevent Cesarean Surgery
Second-place winner: The Nature of Natural Birth
Third-place winner: MisConception
To view the finalists, visit: http://birthmattersva.org/videocontest.html