YouTube couple plans to broadcast the birth of their first child


Jonathan Joly and Anna Saccone share events from their lives on YouTube, and childbirth is no exception.

The gift of life is a beautiful thing, one that should be celebrated and revered.

And if you’re anything like Irelanders Jonathan Joly and Anna Saccone, and you believe in posting hours and hours of your personal life onto your YouTube-based reality show every week, it’s also something to be broadcast—sometime in the next week.

Joly and Saccone, known affectionately as TheSacconeJolys on their YouTube channel, have allowed viewers into their lives every day since Saccone, 24, first took her dog for a walk on June 14, 2010.

Since, they’ve babysat, gone to the dentist, purchased video games, and bought themselves a house.

And roughly nine months ago, they announced to the world that Saccone was pregnant with their first child. She peed on a stick and it came up all plusses.

Now, a mere matter of hours before the most over-televised baby on planet Earth pops out and the SacconeJolys grow from two to three, the couple wants its 36,000 subscribers and various other viewers to know that the show continues to roll on each day through Saccone’s child birth.

In fact, the two plan to record and broadcast the labor should it be a natural, uncomplicated birth.

Joly told the Cork News that he made arrangements with Saccone’s obstetrician as well as management at the Cork University Maternity Hospital to film the labor any way he sees fit. The couple has reserved a private room, and he will use a hand-held camera, as is common with TheSacconeJolys episodes.

“Anna is experiencing Braxton Hicks, so every day we are thinking that she is going into labor,” he told the Cork News. “The night is definitely the worst.”

Joly and Saccone have certainly been more transparent with their personal lives than most couples living in the world today, but is this particular endeavor crossing the line? Joly thinks not. He told the Cork News that 94 percent of the show’s fans have supported the idea.

“Then there are those 6 percent who complain, but they are always the ones that are online watching the show at 6pm, and the first to write something,” he said. “I don’t get drawn in anymore. I just say to them, ‘See you tomorrow.'”

Photo via TheSacconeJolys/Facebook

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