Baby pops into the world during a gentle c-section
A OB/GYN in Venezuela shared a couple videos of a baby being born via a gentle c-section, and they will forever change you. Take a deep, cleansing breath, and watch this.
Incredible right? I had two babies via cesarean and my mind is still blown.
There’s a reason why the doctor performs his c-sections this way, and it’s not just remind people like you and I that the human body can do some pretty amazing stuff.
While a baby is in the womb its lungs are filled with amniotic fluid. When you go into labor your baby’s body will start to release chemicals that will help get the fluid out of their lungs. In a vaginal delivery the chest is compressed as the baby comes down the birth canal, which further helps expel the fluid from their lungs.
Sometimes there’s a little fluid that doesn’t make it out of the baby’s lungs, causing a condition known as transient tachypnea of the newborn. It’s usually not dangerous and typically resolves in one to three days, but still, no one wants to see their newborn with labored breathing. This gentle c-section may be jaw dropping to watch, but letting the baby squeeze their way into the world mimics the trip through the birth canal and (hopefully) helps them get rid of any fluid still in their lungs.
Still, holy shit.
Gentle c-sections sometimes include a clear or retractable drape so mom can see what’s happening during the procedure and feel like they’re more involved in the process and happen at a relaxed pace. Here you can see how the doctor allows the baby to worm his way out on his own, more like a vaginal birth instead of being removed from the womb by the doctor.
If you’re still shaking your head in wonderment and grabbing your stomach, just remember this: the miracle of life is extraordinary, and it’s a c-section, so mom didn’t feel a thing.
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