April the giraffe is due to give birth at any moment. I’m hopelessly addicted to watching the live cam, waiting for the big event to happen. Sure, I could watch the video after the fact, but there’s something about witnessing a live birth as it happens. It must be the labor and delivery nurse in me.
It must be the labor and delivery nurse in me.
Labor and delivery and the birth of a new life fascinates me. Even after 30 years working as a labor and delivery nurse I still tear up and get emotional when a baby is born. Any kind of baby – human, animal, egg hatching, etc.
My name is Patti and I am an addict. I’m addicted to labor, delivery, and birth. I work as a labor and delivery nurse, I watch shows about labor and birth of all kinds of species, and I’m especially addicted to watching live cams. My current addiction is to April the giraffe. She’s due to give birth at any time.
Previously, I watched (was addicted to) Katie the giraffe’s live web cam as she gave birth to Kipenzi in April 2015 at a Dallas zoo. When she was pushing I wanted to shout “Well done! Well done!” in a British accent as the nurse-midwives do in the PBS series Call the Midwife. I watched Katie and her baby for months on the giraffe cam. When baby Kipenzi had an accident and broke her neck, dying instantly, I was devastated.
Before the giraffes there were the eagle cams (eaglets are so cute) and the panda cams. Any impending birth or hatching cam.
I need April the giraffe to birth her baby already so I can get back to my real life!
April the giraffe.
You can join the birth watch of April the giraffe on YouTube – the link can be found at www.aprilthegiraffe.com.