Woman Gives Birth Live on the Internet

POSTED: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 1:13pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:58pm

MomsLikeMe.com webcam mom Lynsee and baby Solveig spent their first night at home Monday night. Lynsee and Solveig headed home from the hospital Monday afternoon.

Lynsee gave birth to her first child live online early Saturday morning at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. KARE 11 has been following Lynsee throughout her pregnancy and streamed the labor and delivery live on the moms social networking site Twin Cities.MomsLikeMe.com.

Thousands of viewers shared the birth of Lynsee's child in the wee hours of the morning when Lynsee and her husband Anders welcomed the infant girl into the world at 12:46 a.m. The baby Solveig weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 18 and 3/4 inches long.

As a former consumer science teacher, Lynsee decided to share the birth of her child live online as an educational tool for others and to create a lasting momento for her baby. "I've had plenty of women say, 'You're absolutely insane. You're going to have your delivery live on a website and this is your first baby? What are you thinking?' Well, (for) me as a family consumer science teacher, I feel like I am the textbook and the people in my (online) group are the classroom," said Lynsee.

Lynsee went to her normal checkup Friday morning with her midwife Deb Stealey at Diamond Women's Center, where it was determined Lynsee had high blood pressure. She was then directed to the hospital's maternity assessment ward for a blood test and admitted to a delivery room late Friday afternoon.