THIS WOMAN GIVING BIRTH IN A STREAM HAS BEEN WATCHED OVER 54 MILLION TIMES (NSFW)


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THIS WOMAN GIVING BIRTH IN A STREAM HAS BEEN WATCHED OVER 54 MILLION TIMES (NSFW)

 http://decider.com/2016/07/21/watch-this-woman-give-birth-in-a-stream/

Typically, the miracle of birth is a very private affair, involving only the mother, father, and maybe a handful of doctors. Simone Thurbur is not a very typical person. Thurbur is a therapist and mother of four, but she’s probably best known for having more people than the entire population of California and New York City combined watch her give birth.

In an interview conducted by Haley Goldberg for SELF, Thurbur explained the reasoning behind the odd birthing choice. In 2012, Thurbur gave birth to her fourth child in a stream, completely unassisted. According to the interview, she had felt inspired by a video of Russian women giving birth in the Black Sea. Here’s the explanation in Thurbur’s own words:

“I just saw this footage and it was like my whole body responded and just went, ‘Oh my goodness … That feeling of connection to all of life is probably what hit me the most. We forget that we’re primal creatures and we can’t survive without the plants, and oxygen and trees and the water and sunshine…something spoke to me and I just wanted my child’s first experience when they came into life to see nature.”

Of course, the experience was slightly less crazy than it sounds. A week before Thurbur’s due date, she and her husband staked out the perfect stream in the Daintree Rainforest, and prior to going into labor, the couple contacted a local midwife and helicopter pilot in the area should anything go wrong. Eight hours of labor were filmed, and Thurber’s daughter, Perouze, was born healthy.

But we know what you’re interested in: What’s with this video and why has it been seen millions of times? Thurbur edited the birth down to a 22 minute video and posted it on YouTube in 2013. According to Thurbur, the video was posted to show what a normal and natural birth looks like. Currently, the video has over 54 million views and over 40,000 comments. The video comes with an inappropriate content warning, and it’s warranted. You see all parts of the mother. However, the exposing nature of the video doesn’t bother Thurbur. “There’s kind of this strange anonymity even though everyone’s seen me naked and it’s like, ‘Wow, that many people have seen my vagina and my butt hole,’ but it’s so removed from me,” she said.

Thurbur believes that people are drawn to the humanity and experience of the video. If this is an experience you want to have for yourself, then we’re not stopping you. Just make sure your boss isn’t watching before you press play.

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