Have you ever heard of a natural Cesarean? I hadn’t. But apparently it’s a thing. And now one mom’s YouTube video of her son’s natural C-section is bringing the procedure a lot of attention.
In the clip, we see pregnant mom Sarah Saunders on the operating table while a surgeon helps her son’s head out of her belly—but then the doctor stops and lets the baby wiggle himself the rest of the way out!
“I wanted to share this video to show that if you are unable to give birth ‘naturally’ that having a natural Cesarean is the next best thing,” Saunders wrote in the caption. “My Son delivers himself after the surgeon helps his head out.”
Pretty cool, right? Here’s how it works: Doctors make an incision in the womb, just like they would with any C-section. But then, like Saunders said, they stop after bringing the head out, and then let the baby do the rest of the work—which can sometimes take several minutes.