‘Birth isn’t like the movies’ Mum LIVE-STREAMS labour on Facebook

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Sarah-Jane Ljungstrom live-streamed her labourSARAH-JANE LJUNGSTROM/SWNS

LIVE-STREAM: Sarah-Jane Ljungstrom showed viewers real-time videos of her labour

Sarah-Jane Ljungstrom, 35, started vlogging to social media audiences moments after her waters broke.

During her 24-hour labour she posted five videos – including live contractions and updates as her baby “moved down the birth canal”.

In one clip Sarah-Jane, from Richmond, in south west London, jokingly asked if any viewers wanted to switch places and her baby for her.

Sarah-Jane, an ad-agency director known as SJ, shared her first live video at 10pm on December 21 and told 86,000 people she was 2cm dilated.

Sarah-Jane with daughter EvelineSARAH-JANE LJUNGSTROM/SWNS

AFTER: The 35-year-old mum with daughter Eveline

“Birth isn’t really like the movies”

Sarah-Jane Ljungstrom

She said: “Sorry I’m having a contraction now. It’s not fun this bit, is it?”

While in another video, SJ added: “If you want to come and have mine that would be fine.

“Henrick is making some food because mens’ stomachs come before pregnant women.

“Thanks you for your messages – they really calmed me down.”

Sarah-Jane documented her pregnancySARAH-JANE LJUNGSTROM/SWNS

KEEPING RECORD: Sarah-Jane also documented her pregnancy with updates on social media

Speaking about her decision to broadcast her daughter’s birth, SJ said: “I’ve been vlogging about motherhood and my pregnancy this year so it was natural for me to do the same and share my labour.

“I find being a mum so rewarding but it can be overwhelming and lonely.

“So I decided to share my own to show a real everyday labour that other mums and pregnant woman could follow and see how it went.”

She added: ”Birth isn’t really like the movies so showing a normal everyday labour story was nice.”

Sarah-Jane spared viewers the sight of her pushing out her third child – but did reveal her gender and name of newborn Eveline in a live video watched by around 216,000 people.

The mum-of-three later shared her story on website Channel Mum.

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