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Womb Tube: Why Women Are Turning To YouTube To Share Their Pregnancy Test Results

08/01/2015 16:39 GMT | Updated 08/01/2015 16:59 GMT

In an age where you can't go a day without seeing what your Facebook friends are having for dinner, the following might not come as a shock. But then again, it might.

In a very personal act, a woman videoed her pregnancy test results and shared on YouTube for all to see.

Surprisingly, this is a trend which has taken the internet by storm, with videos being uploaded on an almost daily basis showing excited women revealing their results.

This is despite the fact that the first three months of pregnancy is a common time for women to miscarry.

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Kerry Dyer, a YouTube vlogger, was on holiday when she decided to take a pregnancy test. So, she picked up her phone camera and recorded herself taking the test in the bathroom.

Sparing us all of the really grim parts, Kerry's camera pans to a pregnancy test sat in a glass of urine - okay, that's also quite grim.

She then zooms in and records the pregnancy test as a blue cross appears. The verdict? She's pregnant.

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So what would drive someone to share such a personal moment with millions of people?

"I’d been told as a teenager that I only had a 3% chance of conceiving naturally because I had polycystic ovaries, so when I tested positive with Sienna more than two years ago, I didn’t even think about filming it because I really didn’t think it would be positive," Dyer told the Daily Mail.

She added that she regrets the fact she hadn't filmed her first pregnancy results, so when Dyer was sure that she was with child again, she filmed it.

"Of course, I told Warren and my family first. But when it was posted online, the messages from my followers were lovely. They knew I’d had two early miscarriages previously and couldn’t have been more supportive. I really felt that this time it would all be ok."

Sadly, the baby was lost at 15 weeks.

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But every cloud has a silver lining. Despite her tragic loss, Dyer found that there were many other women out there with similar stories who were either incredibly supportive of her, or who found solace from her story.

A growing segment of the social sharing site called 'WombTube' is now filled with women discussing pregnancy, infertility and other issues associated with motherhood.

Pediatric Psychologist, Lynne Kenney told ABC News it's simply a way for women to be heard.

“They want to have other people who are in their situation say ‘you know what, you’re not crazy and I understand the emotional power of waiting for this baby'.”

Other women have since shared similar personal moments on YouTube, with over 64,000 results showing up when searching 'pregnancy test results'...

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