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The most INCREDIBLE birth vids we’ve ever seen

Melissa Imbesi by Melissa Imbesi
April 11th, 2019

Warning: This post contains extremely graphic videos of childbirth.

It might sound a little sad to admit, but one of my fave past times is watching birth videos. If I had a dollar for every vid I’ve watched, let’s just say I’d have enough coin to buy myself a very fancy handbag.

Since having my children, my fascination with birth has changed. Pre-birth, it was all about being informed and, let’s be honest, probably scaring myself about what would happen to my cooch when it was time to push. Post-birth, watching a woman deliver a squiggly little human takes me back to the two most incredible moments of my life and makes me marvel at what my body accomplished.

I recently stumbled across the Instagram page of a US-based woman named Tassie Morris, an Unassisted Childbirth Consultant and Advocate, which she describes as similar to the role of a Doula. Tassie’s work has a strong focus on supporting and educating black women during their pre-birth, birth and post-birth experiences, citing the horrific fact that “black women are three to four times more likely to die during childbirth and/or childbirth related causes” as a huge motivator of her work.

While unassisted birth is certainly not every mama’s cup of tea and has had it’s share of controversy, the right to give birth in our own unique way is a decision women around the world are entitled to make.  When it came to having my own kids, there was nowhere in the world I’d rather have been than in a hospital, but for many women, being in the comfort and familiarity of their own surroundings and bringing their babies into the world with their own hands is the only way to go.

Tassie’s page is filled with the most incredible videos and images of women birthing their babies and to say they are awe-inspiring is a massive understatement. Once again, these videos are extremely ‘up close and personal’ and graphic but absolutely bloody amazing.

Women. Are. Incred.

You can follow Tassie on Instagram here and on her website here.

Sarah Harris talked us through her hilarious labour and birth with her first son in the podcast below. Have a listen, then come subscribe here for more.