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.”


What is a natural caesarean?

  •  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?

Share your comments below.

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  • What an amazing video and thank you to the lady who posted it to share her wonderful experience


  • This video freaks me out a little bit. I like the idea but it scares me a little because I feel that the risks outweigh the experience.


  • If I had to have a ceasarean, this sounds like a more personal and happier experience


  • Amazing video! I had a planned c-section and probably wouldn’t choose the ‘natural’ option but I was disappointed to see the poor little man left propped up crying while everyone looked on. Why wasn’t he given a bit of a cuddle from Mum or at least a little wrap around him? Everyone encourages the ‘natural’ birthing experience followed by skin-on-skin, would have loved to see Mum give him a kiss and cuddle.


  • Incredible. I must admit I had never seen of caesarean before!! The baby had such a sweet face!!


  • Wow ! Congratulations to the Mum and Dad. Such a wonderful experience.
    Awesome to witness. The baby was a good size too.


  • this is just such a beautiful thing. i have watched this over and over….so amazing!


  • Just amazing to watch! But I think any birth is amazing to watch. It’s bringing a new life into the world, truly amazing no matter how it happens


  • Wow! How great for the baby to have a bit of time to be delivered.


  • It truely is amazing!!


  • This is quite incredible to watch. Having had a planned c section I don’t think I would go down this path.


  • Quite amazing yet also scary to watch. Contemplating whether I could go through another delivery and seeing them turns me off a little. Childbirth is such a major thing but so beautiful and definitely worth it


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