A California-based father,Fakamalo Kihe Eiki, on Monday live streamed the delivery of his baby. He shared the private moment publicly on his Facebook account. Eiki, a comedian, from Carmichael, California, filmed a video of her partner Sarah Dome delivering their baby inside of the delivery room at Mercy San Juan Medical Center, according to CBC.
In the video, “Let’s try pushing baby out,” Eiki is seen narrating Dome’s contractions and pushes while medical staff is seen instructing her to stay relax, push and take deep breaths. The video lasted for 45 minutes and 39 seconds and has garnered more than 1,60,000 views; gathering more than 300 shares.The camera mostly stays focussed on her from the waist up.
“Come on, pop out, son! What are you doing in there?” excited Eiki says in the video.
As the video reaches 37 minutes, the baby comes out healthy and well.
“He is hairy, he’s got so much hair,” says Eiki.
Dome said she was quite amazed to know that “Eiki live streamed” the delivery. She knew he was recording but was not aware of the live streaming. ‘I was OK, I was just focused on pushing … it is a beautiful thing, nothing to be ashamed of,’ Dome says.
The couple has named the baby – Ngangatulelei HeKelesi, a Tongan name, according to a report by Huffingtonpost.
After the live stream post, Eiki sent his gratitude to people: “Thanks guys for enjoying the gift of life with me… lol come celebrate next weekend bbq if in area…” He said he wanted his baby to remember the moment as he grows old and watches the video.
As much as people liked it, some didn’t like the idea of live streaming the birth on social media.
“I’m all for live streaming but this is a bit over the top don’t ya think? Woman Gives Birth Live on Facebook” said Jeff Hazelton, a twitter user.
Another said: “ A woman just gave birth live on Facebook. We’ve officially reached peak internet”