Meet the Mom Who Gave Birth Live on YouTube
When little Taui gets older, he'll have quite the story to tell.
When little Taui gets older, he'll have quite the story to tell — because he was born live on YouTube.
He’s Shiko Nguru’s third child.
"It's like God was like, let's close this thing up with a bang. And I am done. Done, done, done. Like when the midwife came, I said, this is it for me. This has to be it," Nguru laughed, speaking to InsideEdition.com.
Seated in a blue pool, wearing headphones, Nguru and partner Rama Oluoch chose to bring their newest into the world via Hypnobirthing. The centuries-old method has gained popularity in the last 30 years.
It uses techniques like relaxation and breathing as ways to naturally manage pain and take the fear out of childbirth.
"I was visualizing my body opening up, I was visualizing my baby in my arms and everything going well, per the affirmations I was listening to," she said.
That energy seemed to sync with Oluoch as she sat in the pool and her new baby boy made his world debut. As it turns out, the couple had a midwife, but she was stuck in traffic in their hometown of Nairobi, Kenya
"Something clicked. As soon as we realized the midwife wasn't going to make it, something just clicked and we went into this mode, OK, it's just us, we have to do this. There's no point in panicking, so we need to just get this done," she said.
The midwife ended up arriving 20 minutes after Nguru gave birth, just in time to help Oluoch cut the umbilical cord.
"I think she gave Rama a lot of piece of mind because you know, he couldn't evaluate to tell if I was OK, if the baby was OK. She was there to say, 'You know what? You guys are good. I can go home.'”
It's not the first time Nguru has given birth on YouTube. She did it with her second child, Lambu, who is now 2 1/2.
The family runs a channel called The Green Calabash, documenting their life's journey.
Nguru isn’t sharing such intimate moments for the likes or views. She wants to send an important message.
“I feel like there's a lot of horror stories or negative stories that are surrounding childbirth, so what I hope to do is give other women another side of childbirth. A positive side of childbirth, especially here locally," she said.
"I mean, if you search positive births, a lot of them are from the west, so its like, eh, you know, not for us. That doesn't work for us. And so I want to give women another side, a positive side of birthing. It doesn't have to be screaming and wailing and grabbing people and choking your husband. It can be a beautiful, empowering experience,” Nguru said.
Nguru said she has no plans of becoming a doula but would like to continue to encourage women and help alleviate the fear of childbirth.
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