This youtube video of a “natural caesarean” is going viral.
Sarah Saunders shared the video on youtube last year, she wrote “I wanted to share this video to show that if you are unable to give birth ‘naturally’ that having a natural caesarean is the next best thing! In this amazing video my Son delivers himself after the surgeon helps his head out. The team at Torbay were phenomenal and gave me a birth experience I will cherish forever. Please feel free to share with anyone you may feel would benefit watching.”
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- It is described as a ‘natural’ approach that mimics a vaginal birth by allowing the parents to watch the birth of their child as active participants
- slow delivery with physiological autoresuscitation and
- the baby to be transferred directly onto the mother’s chest for early skin-to-skin.
Increasing evidence shows that women undergoing caesareans have a less satisfactory childbirth experience than those delivering vaginally and are more prone to postnatal depression, bonding difficulties and unsuccessful breastfeeding.
To improve the experience of women having uncomplicated caesareans, obstetric, midwifery and anaesthetic practices have evolved over the past 6 years to emulate as closely as practicable the aspects of ‘natural’ vaginal birth.
The delay of a few minutes allows pressure from the uterus and maternal soft tissues to expel lung liquid mimicking what happens at vaginal delivery. Once crying, the baby’s shoulders are eased out, and the baby then frequently delivers his/her own arms with an expansive gesture. Concurrently, the baby’s torso tamponades the uterine incision, minimising bleeding.
Just wow! How amazing was that to watch?
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