A mother decided to live stream her sixth child's birth to strangers across the globe.

A baby

A baby

Emma Isaacs gave birth in her Los Angeles home over the weekend and took to Instagram to share the moment with the world.

In a social media post, she wrote: ''OK friends, looks like we might have some baby action tonight.

''Contractions about seven minutes apart. I'm going to hand my phone over to friends and family who are here with me (let's hope they know what they're doing!) and will see you all on the other side... We'll start by sharing some stories then go live when it feels right.''

The birth was watched by 6,000 people and Emma was inspired to do it after being talked out of the idea when having her last baby.

She explained: ''When my last baby Piper was born, I really wanted to livestream the birth but got talked out of it and really regretted it afterwards.''