Watching a live C-section at Women's Memorial Hermann Hospital over Twitter sounded like a good idea at first. The curiosity of the birth and the possible educational benefits (ha!) were quickly replaced by the discomfort of my stomach balling up. Still, I continued to watch as doctors at the Houston hospital sliced a woman's abdomen and delivered a healthy baby boy by Caesarean.  

Even if you've had a C-section, it does not mean you a had front row seat. There was probably a curtain separating you from the action. For most women, that's how they'd like to keep it.

However, there is an uptick in people who want to broadcast and photograph the birth of their child with the world. I don't understand it. I recently came across a post for a videographer position at Columbia University's OB/GYN office and thought it was strange. Now, I know that it is a growing trend at the hospital level as well. Filming a birth, especially a C-section, makes birth photography seem like child's play.  

If you're curious about the prep and what people had to say check out #MHBaby on Twitter. You'll get the behind the scenes tour of the doctors and tools used. By the way, if you want to strap a GoPro camera to your head like these doctors, you can have a video of your own as well.  

Don't say I didn't warn you, the video is not for squeamish folks! On the other hand, I think the video could be shown to teenagers as a pregnancy deterrent. I can almost promise you it will work better than any birth control on the market.

 

Image via YouTube

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Jenny Mero is a NYC-based writer, editor, entrepreneur, & mom. Previously, she was an editor at Selecciones. Before that, she spent five years as a reporter at Fortune magazine. She graduated from Wesleyan University.

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I dont care what anyone says its BEAUTIFUL I wish i could have had both my C-sections videoed,i miss having the birth of my kids recorded.
Beautiful baby, I had 2 2sections, I dont think she went too far. Life is a beautiful thing. How else are people going to learn about health and life experiences, without actually seeing it with their own eyes....Congrats Mom and Baby
Kgmmw
Aww

makes me wanna have another.

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