What seemed like a simple wade in a pool at home, was actually a young mum, Audra Lynn and her husband preparing for a birthing, in Orange County, California.
Giving birth is never an easy thing to do in the first place, but Audra made this water birth look so easy, as if she’d done it several times before.
The baby literally pops out like bread from a toaster, after Audra had a few vigorous contractions.1
Saving the trouble of doctors surrounding a mom-to-be with bloodshed and the like, this was a simple and non-dramatic birthing.
When filming the video, the baby was already crowning and Audra was just waiting for the next contraction for the rest of the baby to float out.
With complete joy on Audra and her husband’s face, she exclaims ‘my baby son’, moving a lot of viewers to tears.
The lady filming the video was Audra’s midwife, Lisa Marie Sanchez Oxenham. After being put up on Instagram and Facebook, it gained over 16 million views, has been shared over 100,000 times and received around 23,000 comments, along these lines:
Karena Sezawich said: “She gave birth like a boss.”
Shene McCoy said: “She was kinda calm, I hope I can be that tough.”
Philip L. King Sr said: “Wow I’ve never seen it done in real life only in movies. That’s real life right there.”
Lisa said, such a beautiful moment probably went viral because it was real and intimate but shared for the world to see. Audra showed us how relaxing a birthing can be, which is something that has always been portrayed as the latter.
So, here’s to Audra for changing our perspective on how calm giving birth can be.
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