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Baby ‘walks’ out of mother’s womb during caesarean

This has to be seen to be believed.

The moment a newborn baby ‘walked’ out of its mother’s womb during a caesarean-section has been caught on film.

The special moment was shared on Facebook by the new mum’s friend, to highlight the “gentle ceasarean” technique.

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Sometimes referred to as a “natural ceasarean,” the doctor helps the baby’s head and shoulders out of the mother’s body, then allows the newborn to wiggle itself the rest of the way out on its own.

“A friend had the most gorgeous gentle cesarean yesterday,” Sophie Messager wrote. “It was quite a journey because her local hospital refused to entertain any of her wishes, so she had to move to another hospital where she found the most supportive consultant (Dr Andy Simm at Nottingham City hospital), who not only agreed to support all her wishes but filmed the birth to use it to educate other health pros.

“I especially loved watching the baby walking himself out of the womb. The mum also told me that they waited until the cord had finished pulsating before clamping it. For me this really shows how it isn’t how the baby is born but how the people present respect wishes and demonstrate support and kindness that makes a beautiful birth. The mother has kindly agreed for me to share the video so other women can have such a beautiful experience too.”

Messager wrote how, along with a gentle caesarean, the mother had also wanted no curtains, so she could see what was going on at all times, she waited until the cord stopped pulsing before it was cut, and enjoyed lengthy skin-on-skin time with her newborn straight after the delivery, which ended up lasting six hours.

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