This Is Going To Hurt: Viewers Can't Stop Talking About Graphic C-Section Scene
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Warning: This article contains graphic content and scenes that some readers may find distressing.
On Tuesday evening, the first episode of This Is Going To Hurt aired on BBC, and viewers were gripped to the raw and emotional scenes. The series is an adaptation of Adam Kay's bestselling book of the same name, which is based on Adam's real life experiences as a junior doctor.
In one tense moment, Adam can be seen performing a c-section to deliver a baby at 25 weeks. Viewers were taken aback at the very graphic scene, which showed the doctor delivering a tiny baby, before complications and severe blood loss arise.
Following the scene airing, one person wrote on Twitter: "@amateuradam As someone who had a pretty traumatic emergency caesarean with their first baby #ThisIsGoingToHurt was a hard watch in places but, the deadpan humour aside (as opposed to bedpan humour), that feels like the point of it. And you and everyone involved smashed it."
While another said: "Sublime TV - what an emotional roller coaster @amateuradam #ThisIsGoingToHurt.
"A tough watch for me & hubby though - I lost half my blood volume with emergency c section - now I know what it looks like & why he was so worried about me."
And a third added: "Had to turn the television completely off for THAT Caesarean."
Meanwhile a fourth wrote: "#ThisIsGoingToHurt scene by @amateuradam with the 25 wk baby so honest."
And a fifth added: "Been there as an Obstetric SHO assisting at an emergency Caesarian delivering a 25 week old baby and also as a Paeds SHO resuscitating a 25 week old baby. That episode was rather triggering. Gritty & very well acted. Kudos."
While a sixth said: "This is going to hurt really does hurt right now. How incredible @amateuradam I had a category 1 C-Section and oddly enough never realised what it involved. You guys are simply amazing!"
The series follows Adam Kay (played by Ben Whishaw), a junior obstetrics and gynaecology doctor who documented his time working in the NHS.
The book achieved Sunday Times number-one best seller and Humour Book of the Year, and it seems the telly adaptation is proving to be just as popular, with viewers describing it as 'outstanding'.
You can watch all episodes on BBC iPlayer now, or catch the following episodes on Tuesdays at 9pm on BBC One.
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