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Doctor captures incredible footage of "gentle c-section" as baby is pulled from mum's stomach.

A Venezuelan doctor has captured the moment a baby boy was gently pulled from his mother in breech as part of a caesarean birth.

Obstetrician Jham Frank Lugo shared the awe-inspiring (and graphic) footage of a “gentle caesarean” with his followers on Instagram.

It’s a stark contrast to footage of many traditional c-sections which show a curtain separating the mother and her abdomen from where the baby is lifted.

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Dr Lugo, who is also a specialist in reproductive medicine, explained that the baby was in breech and so a caesarean was performed at the clinic in Maracay, Venezuala.

“One of the most common reasons to perform a c-section is the ‘podalica position’ (sitting or breech) which is when the baby is placed with the foot down,” Dr Lugo wrote in the video’s caption.

“We can see in this video a birth, respectful and careful with obstetric manoeuvres, and with a vigilance that ensures the safety of the baby and the mother.”

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The OBGYN said that the “respectful birth” also involved delayed cord clamping and “early attachment”.

“With patience, listening to the music that the parents choose for this moment, and with the support of the father and their doula, the mother can be held throughout the whole process,” he said.

“After birth the baby can immediately be with his mother.”

The mother watching as her baby is born. (Image via Instagram/@fertilugo)
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Melbourne based doula Angela Gallo was so struck with the video posted on Monday that she shared the footage with her followers.

"The first truly gentle caesarean I have seen," Gallo wrote.

She said the video, along with the birth story made her "weep" and she urged other mothers to help make this style of birth common in Australia.

"I wish this was available for everyone - please mamas, changes like this are entirely consumer driven," the photographer wrote.

"Know better, ask for better, set a better standard for birthing people worldwide.

"Birth does not need to be clinical, rushed hard lined and full of rough handling...let's make caesarean birth a special place because all birth deserves to be and feel beautiful for baby, mama and family too."

Commenters were also awe of the birth footage, thanking the Melbourne mum for sharing the video.

"It's stopped me in my tracks because it's so unheard of seeing a c-section performed this slowly and gently. I'm moved!" wrote one follower.

"This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing," commented another.

"As a midwife I've seen many CS's and love how gentle this was."