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Has anybody filmed their birth? Rss

I posted this in general, but this would be a better place to ask I suppose!

Want to film my birth if the hospital will let me.

Has anyone else done it? Did you film the bubs head coming out? Have you watched it since? Did u show anyone (eek!)
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i planned on filming it and brought a video camera along.
DH filmed me at random intervals throughout labour and watching it now it gives me the shivers because its such a strong reminder of the pain i went through and what i have to go through again LOL

by the time i'd been in labour about 12 hours i was getting really noisy and emotional and seeing the video camera was aggravating me so we turned it off and it stayed off. I needed DH right there with me, and since it was just him and i and we didnt have a tripod to just leave it running, it ended up not getting used much.

I planned on filming the entire thing but im glad i didnt because i think it would have just been a little too uncensored even for me to watch (i was a mess with screaming and yahooing but had i been one of those women who laboured quietly it would have been good LOL) because i remember every second word being F and a lot of "someone help me, please kill me" LMAO laugh

and no, i would NOT have shown anyone my lady bits stretching beyond what should be humanly possible hehehe

it was good to have the video camera there for afterwards though. we got some nice footage of attempting to breastfeed, first bath, all that kind of jazz.

i planned on filming it and brought a video camera along.
DH filmed me at random intervals throughout labour and watching it now it gives me the shivers because its such a strong reminder of the pain i went through and what i have to go through again LOL

by the time i'd been in labour about 12 hours i was getting really noisy and emotional and seeing the video camera was aggravating me so we turned it off and it stayed off. I needed DH right there with me, and since it was just him and i and we didnt have a tripod to just leave it running, it ended up not getting used much.

I planned on filming the entire thing but im glad i didnt because i think it would have just been a little too uncensored even for me to watch (i was a mess with screaming and yahooing but had i been one of those women who laboured quietly it would have been good LOL) because i remember every second word being F and a lot of "someone help me, please kill me" LMAO laugh

and no, i would NOT have shown anyone my lady bits stretching beyond what should be humanly possible hehehe

it was good to have the video camera there for afterwards though. we got some nice footage of attempting to breastfeed, first bath, all that kind of jazz.


Lol. This made me smile! I do make a lot of noise when in labour - but I didn't swear at all...so hopefully that might make the video a bit better smile Also have very quick labours - so I don't get worn out and pushed to my limits which also makes it a bit more pleasant! I remember my first labour thinking that it was going to go for the average 12 hours (like yours) and it was only 4 hours. Then the next labour was only 1 1/2 hours. So I am hoping we make it to the hospital in time. Will have to have the video camera on top of the hospital bag ready!

Having the camera there after for those little moments will be great too!
Thanks for the reply!
I had the video camera at my birth but just as I started to push, the specialists asked it be turned off as my baby was early and they said was not meant to live or be breathing, however everything went well and I'm glad I have photos straight after and some of labour before the birth.

I had the video camera at my birth but just as I started to push, the specialists asked it be turned off as my baby was early and they said was not meant to live or be breathing, however everything went well and I'm glad I have photos straight after and some of labour before the birth.


So glad your lil bub is ok! That would have been frightening! Especially hearing that when you are at the pushing stage - did that make you feel worse and more worried??

So glad your lil bub is ok! That would have been frightening! Especially hearing that when you are at the pushing stage - did that make you feel worse and more worried??



Sorry I just saw this comment now lol haven't been on in ages. I knew before the I went into labour because I had to be induced. I felt like I didn't bond with her at the start as I had worked myself up for a different situation, however I now can't imagine life without her, she is two and very bright. I was a young mum so the challenges have definitely been worth it. smile
Nope!
mmmm I dont think we r that kind of family... haha if we did it would never EVER get watched anyhow... Id b scared to watch it, it would scare me as I have #2 on the way also!... already anxious!




I had my sister film my birth smile SO glad she did! I had photo's taken from when my waters had broke, right up til i spent my first night with DD (My labor start to finish was 62 hours!)
She started filming from when i was pushing, right until DD came out and was in my arms smile

I watch it all the time, and cry lol get so emotional watching. I have showen 2 people that aren't family. They are very close friends of mine and very amazed! My sister's watch it with me every now and then and get quite emotional too.

Maybe one day I'll show DD, but it is more for my memory. My first birth, such a special experience and I get to re live it when ever i want smile

It's for some people, and not for some. I'm the kind of person that likes to remember everything, good or bad smile

Hope you film yours! Just such a experience you can relive over and over.



YES YES,ME ME! I was only 16 when I had my first child but I knew i wanted it to be filmed just because I knew birth was special and I thought it would be great for myself as well as my daughter to have and look back on....I try and look at it as how much i would care and appreciate it if i had a video of my own birth really. So i picked my mothers close friend who is a tough cookie and who has 5 children of her own to film. How i wanted it to be filmed didn't turn out how I wanted but at least i do have it. Since then i have had another two births (last one being a home-birth) and they also have been filmed as well. I have shown anyone who is interested in them pretty much, I don't mind who sees them really...I like to show people how birth really is and also when i get pregnant friends it can really help as i will explain during the video and talk with them about things to help ease some fears they may have.

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