This Is The Moment A Newborn Crawled Out Of Her Mother’s C-Section
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The process - known as a 'natural c-section' - involves the baby worming its way out of the mother's womb in its own time with little to no assistance from the doctor. In the video, the newborn is seen pushing herself out rather than being pulled.
Charlotte Knowles, 31, was subject to a traumatic first birth so was determined to keep Lyla's arrival as stress free as possible. The whole procedure was incredibly relaxed, to the point where the baby even fell asleep and was lightly prodded by the doctor to wake her up.
The method - which has been dubbed 'calm birthing' - is becoming increasingly popular across British hospitals as it's seen as much more peaceful means of delivering a child. According to Charlotte, it was the perfect way to bring her second child into the world.
"As it was a planned c-section, I got to walk myself to theatre, sit on the operating table and take some time to mentally prepare myself with my partner by my side." she says.
"The whole team of doctors and nurses spoke to me throughout and talked me through every step of the way."
"The strange thing with a c-section is can't see or feel what is actually happening to you, so you have to rely on others to tell you." she explains.
For mum-of-two Charlotte, giving birth in a relaxed environment like this was crucial after the stress she went through during her first pregnancy.
Back in 2008, when pregnant with her daughter Annalee, she was induced into hospital.
But after doctors discovered her hips were too narrow to give birth naturally, she was rushed in for an emergency c-section.
"It was terrifying. One minute I was being induced, and the next minute I had lots of doctors and nurses running around me." she said.
"I was only 21-years-old, I felt very panicked and scared and it was just all happening way too quickly."
But luckily for the happy couple, Lyla's birth was a dream come true; with zero complications, it's a process they would recommend to any expecting mother.
Now aged four, the little girl has watched the footage of her own birth thanks to the video recording taken by her grandmother Tracey.
Featured Image Credit: Credit: SWNS