62,000 people watch mum give birth to baby Maeve on Facebook live
It was one of the most precious moments of her life, but blogger Sarah Cantwell was happy to share the birth of her daughter with more than 60k fans on Facebook.
The UK influencer (28) began live streaming from her home in Oxfordshire one hour before giving birth to baby Maeve Elizabeth on Thursday, with the help of a midwife.
The mum, who already has a daughter Rosalie (2), broadcast a video to the Channel Mum Facebook page, and viewers around the world tuned into her home birthing experience.
Cantwell welcomed her new arrival at 5.30am, weighing 7lb10oz.
In a later video posted to the channel, Cantwell sat with her husband Nick and their new bundle of joy. The blogger said it was strange to stream the experience, but she wanted to show how positive a home birth experience can be for mum and baby.
"It's quite crazy how many people were watching. I was only really expecting my friends and maybe some family to tune in," she said.
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"The midwives were amazing and looked after us wonderfully," she said.
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