Dr. Nancy Salgueiro, a chiropractor in Ottawa, is going to broadcast her natural, at-home birth live online. People can sign up to get an email alert when Nancy enters labour and be informed where to watch the event unfold.
There's not shortage of birth videos on YouTube and her website, but doing so live is an interesting twist.
“For me an empowered birth is one where I am the one who makes the decisions for me and my baby," explains Nancy. "Where I am in an environment of love, support, and respect for the power within my body to successfully birth my baby. Where I can be free to express anything I need to express; sound, movement, fear, love, ecstasy in a place that my expression will not lead to interference from the outside. I believe women have the ability to create an empowering birth experience regardless of if the birth outcome is natural, medicated, or surgical. When women are making the decisions for their bodies and their babies out of education, faith, belief and confidence in themselves and not out of fear or manipulation they will be empowered. I believe in the human body, in it’s power, and in birth’s ability to transform a person, woman, wife, and mother.”