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Whoa! TLC just streamed its first-ever live birth on Facebook

One mom gave birth in her Virginia home for all of Facebook to see.

Photo: TLC

Photo: TLC

Remember A Baby Story? Well TLC decided to bring back the show concept—only this time it’s live!

On Friday, TLC streamed its first-ever live birth via Facebook Live starring with mom Rosario, 39, and her husband. Her midwife was also there for the home birth, along with her two other sons and her small, fluffy dog. The stream started at 4:21 a.m. and showed Rosario in the late stages of labour. The 11-hour labour was divided up into two videos (which have since been taken down) and were viewed by over 50,000 Facebook users.

Rosario gave birth on June 25 at 5:39 a.m. to a baby boy. Perhaps one of the most heartwarming parts of the stream is when Rosario finally has the baby in her arms and her son asks her a bunch of inquisitive questions about the new little bundle of joy, such as: “How did the baby come out?”; “Does he love you?” or “I just really love him, so I want to see him.” But the best quote was when he said “But you scared us, and we had to come out of the bed and see what it is. … We wanted to say, ‘Hey! Stop making noise!'” Ah…the mind of a child.

This is TLC’s first attempt at doing a live spin-off of A Baby Story. But it’s not the first Facebook Live birth. In May, a California dad streamed the 45-minute birth of his son.

Missed the stream? Don’t worry, you can still watch the miracle of life happen right before your eyes very soon. TLC already has another live birth planned. A mom named Angela is due today, so keep your phones and laptops a-ready.

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