A mother who wanted to experience labour 'in the wild' gave birth in a stream without any medical assistance - and filmed it. Simone Thurber says she is proud of the footage of the birth of her fourth child but has now spoken about how shocked she is by the attention the clip has generated. The video opens with the year-old already in labour in the Australian Daintree Rain Forrest in Queensland, completely naked. She is seen squatting and getting on all fours as she breathes through the pain and contractions, eventually giving birth to a daughter as her other children surround her. She said: "I am not a hippy drippy mum but I wanted my fourth child to be born away from beeping machines and a hospital environment. When she realised she was pregnant with her fourth child she set about finding the perfect location to fulfill her desire to give birth in the wild. A friend offered her use of a house on the edge of the Queensland rainforest and two weeks before her due date she moved up there. She admits her fourth pregnancy was harder than the others and giving birth in the wild draining but freeing. Simone gave birth four years ago and the video was first posted in to celebrate daughter Perouze's first birthday. Simone said: "It was a very intimate moment for me and my daughter and I am proud of the how many people have seen the video.
A woman who gave birth naked in her back garden before broadcasting the delivery online has claimed the process was 'empowering' for women. Sarah Schmid, 36, who is originally from Germany but lives in Alsace, France , gave birth to her sixth child without any medical assistance or pain relief and released the video last month. Appearing on This Morning today, Sarah argued that women rarely see the reality of childbirth as it is never shown in films and TV. Sarah had all six of her children - Johanna, 11, Jonathon, 10, Emanuel, eight, Elisabeth, six, Konstantin, three, and, Kiran, one - outside of hospital. But viewers took to Twitter to criticise Sarah following her appearance, with many claiming her decision could have put the baby's health at risk. Sarah Schmid, 36, from Alsace, France, streamed the birth of her sixth child that took place in her garden without pain relief pictured with her baby Kiran on This Morning today. Speaking on This Morning, Sarah Schmid said she filmed the experience to empower other women as she says we don't see what natural birth is like pictured second right in her garden in France, after having her son. More than 1. Defending her decision this week, Sarah said: 'You rarely see a birth with your own eyes with your own baby, and if you see it on the TV it's all ''push, push'' and all about intervention and people telling you what to do. Sarah went on to say that she would have gone to the hospital if there were complications, but she believes women are capable of preparing themselves for a natural birth on their own.
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She lives in Park City, Utah, and it was her upbringing which made her want to experience birth outdoors. When she realized she was pregnant with her fourth baby, Simone told her then partner Nick of her dream.
Initially, she hoped to find a spot near a rock pool and the sea to welcome her baby, but she was living in Melbourne, Australia, at the time and the weather was too unpredictable. She was also worried the beach would be too public. Two weeks before her due date, Simone and her family headed to the house and started scouting out locations. The family got in their car and went to the creek, and after two hours Perouze entered the world as Simone squatted in the stream.
The whole experiencing felt empowering and freeing and our beautiful little girl was healthy and fine. She was 39 during her pregnancy and it was hard, but the mom is proud that she followed her gut when it came to the birth. It took another two hours to birth the placenta and when we got back to their friends house I ripped a piece off and I had a placenta smoothie. She has set up a Facebook page called Birthing in Nature for anyone interested in the experience. Read Next. Top 10 reasons why your diet is failing.
This story has been shared , times. Learn More. View author archive Get author RSS feed. Name required. Email required. Comment required. Enlarge Image. Simone Thurber gave birth to her daughter Perouze in the middle of a stream. Originally Published by:. Related stories: : Woman uses Pokemon Go to catch cheating boyfriend 'Perfect' Facebook couple are hiding a terrible secret Coupon queen reveals her top five money-saving tips Mom left paralyzed by childbirth before miracle recovery. YouTube Simone is a trained doula — a person who supports women during labour.
He was supportive so she started researching where she could give birth. Thurber had her baby in the Daintree Rainforest in Queensland, Australia. Read Next Top 10 reasons why your diet is failing. Share Selection. Now On Now on Page Six.
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