Have you ever watched another women give birth?

Have you ever watched another women give birth? Was it an enjoyable or terrifying experience?

I attend births on a regular basis and I absolutely love it. I have talked to some women who say it was too scary for them. I am curious about what other people think.

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4Katie
    06/06/14
    8Theresa Gould
    I have only on video. I think it's an amazing event but also view it as a private thing so it seems a bit intrusive to be there.
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      06/06/14
      Nikki Hicks
      yep in health class, wasnt exactly my cup of tea, remebring that im surprised i gave birth 3xs! lol
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        06/06/14
        amanda
        My parents filmed my brothers birth and I seen the video but it was from a side view so there were no unpleasant views.
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          06/06/14
          I seen a front view video of a birth when I was in the 4th grade in a new health class they were "trying." It traumatized just about every girl in there since most of us knew not much about the birthing process and I was a year younger than everyone. The next day every single parent showed up at school because no one was informed about the class and they were angry. Lol After that they made that class for 7th and 8th graders and with parental consent only.
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            06/06/14
            I have not, I don't think I would want to either.
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              06/06/14
              amanda
              When I had my oldest they kept asking if I wanted a mirror set up down there so I could see the baby coming out. I think that would have been horrifying and distracting. I pushed for 3 hours.. I don't think I could have stared at that for three hours. My fiance got a video of my daughter right as they pulled her out and that was enough of a glimpse of it for me. It was not not not pretty at all. Oh and I had an episiotomy so that was definitely not something I would have wanted to witness happening from that angle. It was scary enough with out the view lol
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                06/06/14
                Not in person, but I did watch a few movies. I think the farther I got in my pregnancy, the more I appreciated watching the experience.
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                  06/06/14
                  Melissa Middleton
                  We did when we took the birthing class, but it was only on video. I really didn't enjoy seeing another woman's privacy zone. I will never watch that again. I still have images I wish to get rid of. Lol
                  I suppose if it is in your line of profession, you would be used to it. I am glad you can handle it.
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                    08/23/14
                    I attended my sister's birth of her son in May of last year. It was a truly unique and wonderful experience for both of us. It was amazing to watch another life being brought into this world and to be there to support my sister as this was her first and she was understandably nervous.
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