Elizabeth plans to bring a deck of cards to play poker with her two daughters while they wait for her contractions to begin. And then she will let whoever wants to watch her give birth.
America's Health Network, with 7.2 million cable TV subscribers, plans to broadcast Tuesday's delivery of Elizabeth's baby boy on its Web site.It's being billed as the world's first Internet delivery.
In the room will be Elizabeth's doctors, her husband, her three kids, two cameras, a cameraman, a producer, a narrator and an online audience of perhaps thousands.
The Orlando-based company said it wanted to show the birth for people curious about how babies are delivered and for pregnant women nervous about having their first child.
"It's such a miraculous and wonderful event," said Dr. Walter Larimore, the show's host. "If there's a problem, we'll show a problem. This is a real family and real people."
Elizabeth, 40, who doesn't want her last name to be used, said she is no exhibitionist; she wants to help educate other women.
"I remember with (my first child) I was so overwhelmed, and it wasn't at all what I expected," she said. "It's neat that anybody can watch it and not be afraid."
She was approached by her doctor about the idea because of her history of easy childbirth and quick labor.