As I write this, Jessica, a mother of five, is birthing her sixth child…at home, and for all of the world to see. Attended by a midwife and complete with a media representative (Anna) who answers questions and keeps the audience updated with Twitter-style text updates, this family is allowing everyone to become part of the intimate birth story of their child.
Are you watching? Would you show your own birth live on the Internet? How does this benefit or hurt the audience and the family being viewed?
While I am currently at work (oh my, a 45-hour long shift), I am unable to watch it (my male coworkers insisted that no birth is going to be seen on the public computer while they are in the room!)…but if you are interested, you can catch the whole event here: http://theleakyboob.com/2012/04/live-birth-event/