YouTube personality Sarah Stephenson took to the platform to share an unfiltered peek at the days leading up to her delivery. The rollercoaster of a video takes us through Stephenson’s first contraction to the endless hours of labor and finally to the moment she meets her son. Since the video went live about a week ago, it has already amassed more than 1 million views, showing a very real look at childbirth.
The footage captures the excitement and anticipation, as well as the discomfort and frustrations women experience before, during and after they give birth. Throughout the video viewers witness Stephenson happy as a clam one minute, and then brought to tears without warning due to pain.
“I was determined to capture this experience for what it truly was, no matter the outcome or hiccups along the way. I’m so happy we were able to document this amazing experience for our own memories, but also to share with you [all],” she says in an Instagram post.