The miracle of birth is, spoiler alert, just that, a true miracle! Regardless of how a woman gives birth, whether it be via C-section or vaginally, medicated or naturally, it is a true indication of how kick arse we are as women on the whole. We grow this human, this precious life, inside of us for a good part of what feels like a century. Only for it to be expelled from our bodies to begin it’s own independent journey. Mind blowing. I’ve had five child birth experiences of my own, and let me tell you the miracle of it all never ceases to amaze me.
Even though child birth happens every day, in every part of the world, one video captured this miracle in a way that few have ever seen or experienced before.
A doctor in Venezuela showcases the exact moment a newborn “pops out” of the womb during a gentle C-section.
During this type of delivery, a baby isn’t immediately removed from the womb as soon as the incisions are made. Instead, they are delivered slowly and somewhat independently to allow for their chest to be squeezed. This is so fluid is removed from their lungs in a similar way to vaginal births. In this truly amazing moment, the doctor stepped back, allowing this little one to experience a “natural C-section” that mimics traveling through the birth canal.
A translation of Venezuelan Obstetrician Dr Jham Frank Lugo explains:
“We can see in this video a birth, respectful and careful with… a vigilance that ensures the safety of the baby and the mother,”
“With patience, listening to the music that the parents choose for this moment, and with the support of the father and their doula, the mother can be held throughout the whole process.”
“After birth the baby can immediately be with his mother. Delayed cord clamping. Early attachment; in union doctor and patient can achieve a birth that is respectful.”
The following clip is a truly breathtaking moment, although be forewarned that it does contain images of a c-section that may make some squeamish:
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