A Melbourne mummy blogger plans to stream her childbirth live on Facebook to show "labour is nothing like the movies".
Adele Barbaro says it is a bit daring to share her daughter's childbirth but wants to show planning labour isn't possible.
"This is just a mum sharing PG content of her labour in the hope of helping first-time parents with a real insight," she posted to Instagram on Monday.
What a day! Thank you everyone for all the kind messages! It all started with New Zealand radio on Friday, followed by a piece I wrote for news.com.au, LIVE on the Today show this morning, then Hit 105 interview and articles popping up on The Sun, Daily Mail and Mamamia! It's amazing how it has been spun to be something shocking by some of the 'gossip' online publications when this is just a Mum sharing PG content of her labour in the hope of helping first time parents with a real insight. Instead apparently the baby may be coming out with a go pro on its head! Massive thanks to @ripematernity for helping me pick an outfit. Xxx. . . . #mummyblogger
Ms Barbaro wanted a relaxing water birth for son Harvey in 2015 but was instead forced into an emergency caesarean section.
"To me, childbirth was going to be a day where I would be empowered, strong and proud but became a day I am still annoyed about today," she posted to Facebook earlier this year.
"I had not mentally prepared for (a caesarean section) and I was p--sed off ... but, I was naive to have not considered all the scenarios."
Helping stream the birth of their daughter - who is due in July - will be Ms Barbaro's husband, Paul.
She plans to stream video live to Facebook while at home before her husband shares the regular updates and photos from the hospital.