34-year-old midwife, Emily Dial, who works at the Frankfort Regional Center in Kentucky, USA, scrubbed up, put on a pair of sterilised gloves and performed her own caesarean section and delivered her daughter. She hopes to show other mothers that c-section births “can be just as empowering and a joyous experience, even if they are not able to take such an active part in the operation.
To the parenting website CafeMom, Emily Dial said, “It was an incredible feeling to reach down, feel her head, then slowly feel the rest of her coming, but a little strange not to be able to feel the rest of my abdomen.”
She further said, “I didn't want to break the sterile field but I wanted to kiss her so bad. It was truly one of the happiest moments of my life. I felt so supported by everyone in the room. My physicians are not only my colleagues but my friends, which made it all the more special.”
The hospital told The Washington Post said, “This was a controlled environment. At no point was anyone in real danger.”