Mom's live C-Section birth on Twitter is a little too much to take! (GRAPHIC VIDEOS)

 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.

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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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