This is the moment when a baby falls asleep while crawling out of her mother's womb during a natural C-section.
Charlotte Knowles, 31, had a traumatic first birth, so wanted to ensure that baby Lyla's arrival was as stress-free as possible.
Doctors helped her, helped her baby out of the incision, but then let her crawl and push herself the rest of the way in a technique that & # 39; quiet birth & # 39; is called.
Lyla hardly cried when she wriggled out of the womb and even fell asleep halfway, requiring doctors to wake her carefully.
Under the watchful eye of proud father Ricky and grandmother Tracy Wright, 54, she woke up and staggered her hull before pushing herself out.
The method is considered more peaceful than traditional c-sections and is being introduced slowly every year in more hospitals in the UK.
Charlotte from Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, said this was the perfect way to give birth to her second child.
Charlotte Knowles, 31, (photo) from Essex had daughter Lyla during a & # 39; natural & # 39; C section
The emergency call manager said: “The entire birth experience was so calm and peaceful – I felt so relaxed because they kept the environment really stress-free.
& # 39; Because it was a planned c-section, I had to go to the theater, sit on the operating table, and take the time to prepare myself mentally with my partner by my side.
& # 39; The entire team of doctors and nurses talked to me everywhere and spoke to me at every step.
Lyla barely cried when she wriggled and even fell asleep halfway, requiring doctors to gently wake her up
& # 39; The strange thing about a c-section is not seeing or feeling what actually happens to you, so you have to trust others to tell you.
& # 39; Before I knew it, Lyla was out – she didn't cry at first and as you can see on the video, she even fell asleep halfway through my stomach, so it must have been a quiet experience for her! & # 39 ;
For mother of two Charlotte, giving birth to Lyla in a peaceful environment was very important to her after the stressful birth of her first daughter.
Doctors helped her, helped her baby out of the incision, but then let her crawl and push herself the rest of the way – instead of being pulled, in a technique that & # 39; quiet birth & # 39; is called
In 2008 Charlotte became pregnant with Annalee and after her divorce with the father she moved with her parents from Prittlewell to Florida.
She was induced in the hospital, but when Annalee's heartbeat dropped and doctors discovered that Charlotte's hips were too narrow to give birth naturally, she was taken to an emergency department.
She said: & # 39; It was terrifying. One moment I was excited, and the next moment many doctors and nurses ran around me.
& # 39; They quickly prepared me for surgery and rushed me to an emergency department after Annalee's heartbeat dropped.
& # 39; I was only 21 years old, I felt very panicked and scared and it just happened all too fast.
& # 39; Fortunately, the c-section went well and Annalee was fine and healthy, but the whole experience traumatized me. & # 39;
Charlotte & # 39; s family moved back to the UK in 2010 and began to build a life for her and her daughter in Leigh-on-Sea.
Weighing in at 8 pounds, baby Lyla pushed her own way out of Charlotte & # 39; s stomach while taking a nap between her access to the world while helping herself. Lyla is pictured today
Two years later she was introduced to Ricky by common friends and the couple started dating in July 2012.
Charlotte got pregnant in July 2014, and knowing that there was a c-section on the cards, she began to prepare herself to go through it all again, but hopefully not in such a panic.
Charlotte said: & I knew when I became pregnant from my second that I could not go through a natural birth.
& # 39; I was sad to think that I could never experience a natural birth, but having a baby was a blessing no matter how they entered the world.
Lyla, now four, took on the role of bridesmaid in March 2018 with sister Annalee (pictured with Lyla) when Charlotte and Ricky got married
& # 39; I wanted this birth to be a nice and peaceful experience for me and our baby, even though I was sitting on the operating table.
& # 39; Because Lyla is also Ricky & # 39; s first child, I wanted it to be something magical for him without all the fear I had experienced the first time. & # 39;
Fortunately for the happy couple, they had Ricky & # 39; s mother, Tracy, who was an obstetrician, had the whole pregnancy to hand and knew immediately that they wanted her in the room.
Lyla even watched images of her own birth after grandmother Tracy recorded it on video. Charlotte is depicted during her pregnancy with Lyla
Tracy said: & I have helped so many babies come into the world, and when Charlotte asked me to be in the room with her, I could not say yes soon enough! & # 39;
& # 39; I have never helped with a & # 39; natural & c-section birth, so it was great that Charlotte could also be my first.
& # 39; Bringing my own granddaughter into the world was just incredible and it's an experience I'll never forget. & # 39;
On April 23, 2015, Tracy helped Charlotte deliver baby Lyla at Southend General Hospital while supportive Ricky watched from the foot of the bed.
Charlotte (in the photo with Lyla when she was three) said that giving birth to Lyla in a quiet environment was very important to her after the stressful birth of her first daughter
Weighing in at 8 pounds, baby Lyla pushed her own way out of Charlotte & # 39; s stomach while taking a nap between her access to the world while helping herself.
Lyla, now four, took on the role of bridesmaid in March 2018 alongside Sister Annalee when Charlotte and Ricky got married.
Lyla even watched images of her own birth after grandmother Tracy recorded it on video.
Baby Lyla (photo) pushed her own way out of Charlotte & # 39; s stomach and took a nap while helping herself
Charlotte said: & # 39; I feel blessed with a video of Lyla & # 39; s birth, because you can't view your own c-section at that time, so it's great that I now look back on what happened.
& # 39; Most people do not choose to film a c-section – it seems quite a taboo subject because it is an operation and you are cut open.
& # 39; I have watched the video over and over again, Annalee and Lyla both watched it and they love it, whatever it is!
& # 39; I love how relaxed Lyla was during her birth. I found that the whole process was as natural as you can get for mother and baby, and I feel so blessed that I went through it. & # 39;
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