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Nearly one in three women will have a c-section, according to the latest stats from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But when you actually deliver by Cesarean, there's a curtain up so that you can't actually see what's going on. While some hospitals will let you look in a strategically-placed mirror, many moms choose not to -- or don't think to ask.
Which is no doubt why a video tweeted out by Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston is going viral. With the username @houstonhospital, hashtag #MHbaby, staff tweeted out photos and commentary of the entire c-section of a 39-year-old mom. Tweets included the sweet photo of mom and dad's hand-holding before the surgery to a video of the anesthesia block to the use of the "bladder blade" (you kind of have to see it) to the "Stand by...for baby" money shot of the newborn at the end.
For the squeamish, doctors at the hospital (which previously live-tweeted a heart bypass surgery and brain surgery, according to Yahoo) included reminders that the content was graphic. We love anything that helps women be more informed about childbirth, so we say it's graphically awesome.
Watch it below (yes, it's graphic):