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How can you watch a baby being born?

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Baby Center has several online educational videos of recorded live human births. Its series, "Inside Pregnancy," includes birth videos on natural live birth, epidural live birth, labor and birth, and c-section surgery. EasyBabyLife.com also provides educational videos, including natural birth in nature, water birth and natural childbirth of twins. These videos are available to the public and may be especially helpful for expecting mothers and fathers-to-be.

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Both Baby Center and Easy Baby Life include videos and articles that can ease the birthing process. Some videos include "How to Prepare for Giving Birth" and "Tips for Inducing Labor Naturally," which could be useful for pregnant women. Expecting parents may find Baby Center's childbirth class videos interesting and reassuring for the upcoming birth. Watching a birthing video can help the expectant mother prepare for giving birth and learn techniques for breathing and pushing. It can also help with making the decision between natural, epidural or c-section birth.

YouTube.com has numerous birthing videos posted by various independent users as of 2015. VideoofBirth.com is another site for viewing birthing videos under several different categories. Birthing by other animals, such as cows, horses and gorillas can be found on scientific websites such as IFLScience and BBC Earth's YouTube page.

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