VIDEO: Third way of giving birth

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91682102_653203Decisions around how to deliver a child are among the toughest faced by expectant parents.

And while mums have long had to choose between either a natural vaginal birth or a caesarean, there is now another way.

The latest trend to emerge among mothers is a mixture of both types of birthing methods.

A video posted to Facebook by childbirth educator Sophie Messager shows a woman delivering her son by ‘nautral caesarean’ – and the results are incredible.

The video shows the baby effectively delivering himself, progressively wriggling his way clear of his mother’s stomach through an incision made during the caesarean.

Doctors and nurses look on as the newborn slowly emerges, removing his head followed by his shoulders and then the full body.

‘Oh look at him,’ the mother can be heard to say as her son emerges from within her.

Posted by Ms Messager on behalf of a friend on Tuesday, the video has since gone viral, receiving more than 1.6 million views and 25,000 shares.

In her post she outlined how the mother had wished to have a natural caesarean, but after having some of her individual wishes for the pregnancy refused, she was forced to change hospitals.

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‘A friend had the most gorgeous gentle caesarean yesterday – it was quite a journey because her local hospital refused to entertain any of her wishes,’ Ms Messager wrote.

‘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,’ she said.

According to Ms Messager, the doctors at the hospital listened to all the mother’s stipulations including the fact that there be no drapes, no weighing or measuring until the family is ready and ‘even waiting until the cord had finished pulsating before clamping it’.

In May this year, another video of a mother undergoing a natural caesarean gained worldwide attention.

Sarah Saunders, from Devon, was unable to give birth naturally and so delivered her son Leo using a similar mix of ‘gentle caesarean’ birthing methods.

A sign of how intrigued mums are by the new birthing method, that video has also been viewed more than 1.7 million times since being posted one year ago.

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An Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. Editor-in-Chief of A Senior Journalist with Ghanaian Chronicle Newspaper. An alumnus of Adisadel College where he read General Arts. He holds first degree in Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ghana; Political Science (major) and History (minor). He has also pursued MSc Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Energy with Public Relations (PR) at the Robert Gordon University in the United Kingdom. He is a 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow (YALI) who studied at Clark Atlanta University on the Business and Entrepreneurship track. His mentors are Rupert Murdoch, Warren Buffet, Sam Jonah, Kwaku Sakyi Addo and Piers Morgan

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