Memorial Hermann to “Deliver” Twitter’s First C-Section Baby
TODAY: Women’s Memorial Hermann Hospital at Memorial City Medical Center takes the public into the OR to reveal what happens during a Caesarean section (C-section) and provide a glimpse into one family’s miracle of birth during a live Twittercast. This is Twitter’s first live surgical birth.
Viewers can follow board-certified obstetrician Anne Gonzalez, M.D. and her 39-year-old patient and family through the birthing process, from pre-admission testing and anesthesia to the first surgical incision and delivery of the baby. Live, up-close video, still photography and play-by-play tweets inform and educate the public along the way.
Viewers can follow board-certified obstetrician Anne Gonzalez, M.D. through the birthing process, from pre-admission testing and anesthesia to the first surgical incision and delivery of the baby.
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Board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist Dr. Sherri Levin will be on-site to respond to questions and comments in real time during the Twittercast.
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Assisting Dr. Gonzalez during the surgery will be Amelie Chu, M.D., who also will provide viewers with a surgeon’s view via a GoPro head camera.
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Follow the conversation on Twitter
Follow Memorial Hermann’s account on Twitter @houstonhospital or watch hashtag #MHbaby to follow the live c-section as it happens.
How to Participate
Watch live on memorialhermann.org. Return to our website for updates and watch live on this page the day of the c-section.
Watch live on chron.com
. Visit the homepage on Wednesday to find the event.
Learn More About C-Sections
A C-section, or the surgical removal of a baby through the mother’s abdomen and uterus, is generally performed when a vaginal delivery would put the child or mother’s life or health at risk, or if the mother has delivered by C-section previously, which is the case for Dr. Gonzalez’ patient. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three women in the United States gives birth by C-section.
While C-section is a common surgery, it is associated with risks and should only be performed if necessary. Memorial Hermann hopes to pull back the curtain on C-sections to help families prepare for their own deliveries. Often, a healthy pregnancy and birth can be taken for granted. But at the end of the day, the birth of a child is a miracle.