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Woman to Stream Her Child's Birth Live on the Web

For some women, giving birth is an intimate experience. But for a 23-year-old Minneapolis mom-to-be, it's a chance to teach and share with the world -- live on the Internet. According to, a woman named Lynsee was approached by Moms Like Me, a site that lets women blog about their pregnancies, and asked about filming the birth of her first child and streaming it on the Web. After conferring with her husband, Lynsee, who is a family and consumer science teacher, decided the project would not only be a chance to share her experience with moms all over the world, but also that the footage would make a fine keepsake for her kid. (In case you're wondering, the camera crew has been instructed to keep things clean and tasteful).

If you're interested in watching this "magical" experience, Lynsee's due date is November 19th. The streaming video is available to anybody who visits the Moms Like Me site, but only registered members will be able to post comments and chat during the birth. As the day nears, Lynsee says she isn't having any regrets. "It's the one big moment and the special part and it's what I'm looking forward to sharing with everyone the most," she told

While this won't be the first time a live birth has appeared online, Lynsee is certainly redefining privacy by making her pregnancy an open book. We're not sure we'll watch, but there are probably plenty of anxious, first-time moms who will. That's fine by us. Besides, it can't be as painful as watching U2's live Rose Bowl concert. [From:]

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