Mum delivers her six child in front of 1.4m viewers who watched her labour and birth online.
Sarah Schmid 36, from Germany, gave birth to the newest member of her growing family in 2016 next to a playground in her garden, shares The Sun.
More than 1.4 million people watched her give birth, including her kids, as she uploaded the footage to YouTube.
A video of the experience was posted on her YouTube page, where it’s attracted around 1.4 million people who have watched her give birth.
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Sarah explains why she decided to share her experience: ‘A woman looks like a woman. It is the most natural and normal thing in the world. I don’t think it’s strange.
‘In old cultures the girls would watch their mothers give birth so they would know what it was like. Now the chance to do this is very small.
‘This gives people the chance to see birth, and especially birth without intervention. It’s a rare thing to see.’
She said responses to her unusual birthing technique have been ‘very different’.
‘Some people are excited and some think it’s the most stupid think I could do,’ she said.
‘I don’t mind. I love my happy and healthy family.’
Having trained as a doctor, she said she had been inspired to adopt ‘free birthing’, (birthing outside without any medical assistance) as she was ‘put off’ after seeing people deliver babies in the wards.
‘I studied medicine to become a doctor, although now I am a full-time mum,’ she explained.
‘There I watched people giving birth in hospital and I thought, ‘I can’t do this. It isn’t relaxing.’
Sarah said the experience made her want to give birth without intervention and after having Johanna at home in September 2006, with the help of a midwife but no pain relief, for her second, Jonathon, she decided to forgo any medical assistance.
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