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*UPDATE 22 April 2014: About 24 hours after releasing my press release I found my YouTube account has been reactivated! YouTube explained that it was an error on their part and my account does not violate any of their policies. Thanks for everyone’s support, so happy to be back online! – Monica

Dear @YouTube, you broke my heart.
– Monica

 

An open letter to YouTube:
About a month ago, I was at my son’s house in Ontario, Canada where my six children and grandchild always gather for the Christmas holidays. As always, I woke, made some coffee and opened my laptop to see what new comments and questions my YouTube viewers had asked on my pregnancy channel, http://youtube.com/pregnancychat.

On this cold December morning, I opened my channel page and instead of seeing a list of pregnancy and parenting videos there was now an error that still tarnishes my reputation:
YouTube Account Termination Error
How It All Started:
At 61 years of age, I don’t always get this technology stuff right. I try my best, make mistakes and am learning as I go. My romance with youtube goes back about two years when I built up enough courage to post a little video of myself on youtube to see what would happen. I was overwhelmed by this amazing  technology that enabled anyone to share their voice, story… and life to the rest of the world.

This little video get some a few views, comments and likes and this was all I needed to inspire me to create another video… and another. Over the past two years I was inspired to produced over 100 pregnancy and parenting videos, gained a following of over 5,000 subscribers and 2 million views… not bad for a little old lady with a youtube account!

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61 Year Old Mommy Blogger Banned From YouTube!
After having six children and working with thousands of expecting couples each year at my pregnancy scan centre Ultrasound Dimensions, I’ve learned a lot about pregnancy and parenting and just want to share my message with other moms and moms-to-be! I really thought that YouTube was  the perfect platform for me to reach other moms and I know, from the hundreds of positive comments I’ve received that the youtube community felt the same… but without even a polite “goodbye” my channel was turned off taking all my videos with it.

Sorry About ThatOver the past months I have tried to follow the procedure to ask for reconsideration but have no response not even a little one in return. I can understand if youtube wants to close user accounts, it’s their right… but all I ask for is a reason as to why my account was closed, if for nothing else So I can have a little peace of mind.

I’d like to take a moment to apologize to YouTube, Google and my viewers. If I have broke your trust, I am truly sorry and would love the opportunity to make amends.

My Mission:
It is my mission with PregnancyChat to nurture moms through their pregnancy and beyond… I’ll continue to do this with or without YouTube. It was never my intention to do any harm or violate any policies so if there is something I have done, I am sorry!

Youtube, I miss you…  will you forgive this little old lady?

Thank you for your consideration,

Kind regards,

Monica Healy (formerly pregnancychat on YouTube)
Monica

P.S Update: I’ve been receiving some heartwarming feedback from my viewers on Facebook. Thank you so much for your support!

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