Baby's head pops out of womb during natural C-section

Video shot at a clinic in Venezuela is making the rounds online, showing a newborn’s head slowly emerging from its mother’s stomach during a gentle C-section.

    2017/04/25

NSFW    VENEZUELA — Most scenes of women giving birth depict a gory, bloody, emotional roller coaster ride of pain that’s jaw-dropping in the worst possible way.

But a new video shared online stands apart for showing a baby’s peaceful, even strangely soothing entry into the world.

The footage was shot at the Centro de Fertilidad Clinica Lugo in Venezuela, and shows a newborn head slowly popping out of a cut in its mother’s abdomen. It was posted on the clinic’s Instagram page, where it’s garnered more than 19,000 views.

The procedure shown on the video is known as a gentle or natural Cesarean section. In a typical C-section, babies get pulled out and delivered quickly. But in a gentle C-section, the baby is slowly guided out of the incision. The procedure aims to mimic vaginal birth, so the head is delivered first, followed by the rest of the body.

Done this way, the birth is more emotional for the parents, and less traumatizing to look at for the rest of us.
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