online to share with her fans.A fashion blogger from Cork in Ireland has had her birth filmed and posted
Anna Saccone’s husband Jonathan filmed her at every moment during the birth – from their arrival at hospital to the moment the proud parents held the newborn baby in their arms for the first time.
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The 15 minute long video starts with Anna in the hospital bed talking about her contractions and discussing with her husband the possibility of an epidural as they get more painful.
Jonathan then talks to the camera about the fact baby Emilia may be born on 9/11.
“I know September 11th is a real sad day for our US viewers, let's hope that Emilia can bring happiness to a day that is known for sadness,” he says.
The couple then moves rooms (into the “actual labour ward” – according to Jonathan) to give birth to the baby.
“The good thing is, you can get the epidural whenever you want - the moment it gets painful, we'll just jack that bad boy in,” Jonathan says to Anna – who promptly opts for the painkilling injection.
“Is it painful?” asks Jonathan to Anna. She nods.
“Is this like the worst ever?” he asks again. She nods.
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After getting the epidural, the audience sees Anna falling asleep every few minutes.
Jonathan tries to keep his wife awake by telling some jokes.
“You have so many wires going into you...maybe next time you should get the wireless option,” he said to Anna.
The camera doesn’t even go off when the couple talk about the fact that there may be a problem with unborn Emilia and that they might have to move into theatre to have a caesarean.
Luckily, Emilia’s OK and Anna begins to start pushing and the intimate conversations between mum and dad-to-be are caught on film.
Before long, the audience hears Jonathan say “hello”, the midwife say “she’s coming!” and Anna mouth “oh my God” to Jonathan, before little Emilia is finally born.
Then, Jonathan cuts the baby’s umbilical cord on camera.
Anna becomes overwhelmed with emotion and starts crying, before giving her newborn baby some attention.
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Jonathan finishes the video by saying to the camera “Emilia Tommisina Saccone Joly... welcome to the world.”
The video has had more than 50,000 views and almost 4,000 comments since it was posted yesterday, with people sending congratulations from all over the world.
“What an amazing experience...well done Anna...Congrats to you both Anna & Jofus...brings me back 29yrs to the birth of my daughter...thank goodness for epidurals...From Tanya all the way from downunder Australia xo”, wrote one.
“I have watched the video twice and cried both times. Brings back the memories and feelings I had when I had my daughter. Beautiful! I absolutely love the music!!! Congrats to your family!!!” another commented.
Another simply wrote: “Hands down, this is the best video on YouTube.”
Would you film yourself giving birth and post it online?