Mum shares labour experience LIVE on Facebook.
Sarah-Jayne Ljungstrom, 35, from London, posted a series of Facebook Live videos documenting her 24-hour labour, starting with her first hospital trip after her waters broke. She updated viewers as her contractions grew closer together and offered tips and advice to other mothers-to-be.
Ms Ljungstrom didn’t actually take the camera into the hospital for the birth but did share the rest of her experience.
The mother-of-three also said she would look back on the footage if she ever thought about having another child, adding: ‘Don’t let me get pregnant again!’
Ms Ljungstrom said it was ‘natural’ for her to share her labour because she had video blogged her pregnancy. The videos were posted on Facebook page Channel Mum.
She said: ‘I was always looking for help and advice especially about the big things like labour and feeding that I was anxious about.
‘Stories from other real mums I could relate to helped me so much.’
‘So I decided to share my own to show a real everyday labour that other mums and pregnant woman could follow and see how it went. Birth isn’t really like the movies so showing a normal everyday labour story was nice.’
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‘Don’t let me get pregnant again. If I ever say I want another baby I can watch this back. I can’t stop talking I’m so nervous. I’m not going to do through the hard bits because I wouldn’t be able to be so calm.’
Sarah-Jane has since stated, ‘I think our social networks are amazing support networks – especially in the online motherhood world.
‘So I just felt I was chatting to a bunch of mums who all had my back and were giving me words of encouragement.
‘Emotionally it made me feel braver and more hopeful as I had the encouragement of women I knew had been there and done it. I got some great advice and read all of it.
‘It felt like I had a whole village of women with me in spirit.’
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