A mother of six has shared her birthing experience
with approximately 1.4 million YouTube viewers. Sarah Schmid from Halle, Germany, who currently
lives in France, delivered her sixth child naturally without assistance from a midwife
or doctor in her backyard garden as her five other children looked on.
Following the arrival of her baby boy Kiran in September 2016, Schmid uploaded the footage
of her labor on her YouTube account where over 688,000 views have been accumulated and
a second copy has 700,000 views for a total of 1.4 million views, according to multiple
U.K. outlets. Schmid, 36, and husband Tim are parents to
Kiran, 22 months, Konstantin, 3, Elisabeth, 6, Emanuel, 8, Jonathon, 10, and Johanna,
11. This was not the first time Schmid had practiced
free-birthing, an unassisted childbirth technique. Aside from giving birth to her firstborn with
the help of a midwife, she chose to have free births for all of her children in places such
as her living room and a forest in Sweden. “I didn’t like having a midwife and the
birth was long and painful – I was in labor for 15 hours. So I did a lot of reading about
birth myself. I tried to learn everything about birth I thought I should know,”.