This mesmerizing video posted on Instagram shows what really goes down during a breech C-section. You'll be fascinated by this up-close-and-personal view!

By Zara Husaini Hanawalt
April 29, 2019

If you're pregnant, you've probably already realized that childbirth rarely looks the way it does in the movies. Actually, it can look any number of ways—and while scenes of traditional, painful vaginal births are often shown, plenty of women incur complications, and so many give birth via C-section.

If you've ever wondered what that looks like, here's a peek. An Instagram video shows an actual breech C-section delivery, and it's absolutely incredible to see. The video features a doctor carefully pulling a baby out of his mother—because the baby is in a breech position, his lower half is the first thing to emerge. You can clearly see what it looks like as the doctor guides the baby out, eventually pulling his head through the incision.

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According to Doula Science and Soul's Instagram page, the birth was performed by Dr. Jham Frank Lugo, a Venezuelan OB/GYN. 

“One of the most common reasons to perform a c-section is the ‘podalica position' (sitting or breech) which is when the baby is placed with the foot down," Dr. Lugo said, according to a translation from Doula Science and Soul.

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"It is a position which, no doubt, poses serious problems for vaginal birth but, however, makes it impossible for the baby," Lugo continues to explain. "We can see in this video a birth, respectful and careful with obstetric maneuvers, and 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. Early attachment; in union doctor and patient can achieve a birth that is respectful.”

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Isn't this video amazing? Even mamas who gave birth via C-section themselves might not be aware of what really goes on down there, so this video is an amazing way to really get a good look how C-sections births happen!

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