Incredible footage of a baby popping its head out of the womb without any medical assistance has been captured. Venezuelan doctors recorded the amazing feat after a mother underwent what is known as a ‘gentle’ cesarean section. The footage was uploaded by Jham Frank Lugo, an obstetrician and founder of fertility center, Centro de Fertilidad Clínica Lugo, in Venezuela.
During what is considered normal C-sections, doctors remove the baby after they have made the small cut. Babies born this way are susceptible to respiratory problems as they are brought out so quickly that they struggle to adapt to breathing normal air. It can take up to four minutes for the baby to be born during a natural cesarean before it is placed on the mother’s chest, which is thought to help to bond.