I'm not one of those moms who believes there's a "best" way to give birth. As long as the baby is here and healthy, who cares if she came into the world in a pool in your living room or with the help of a doctor and some drugs. But ladies, I think we can all come together and agree that the mother who gave birth inside an MRI machine so someone could catch the baby in action is one hardcore mama!
In case you have never been inside one of the machines that's given us the first-ever movie of a child being born with a view from the INSIDE of its mother (which we have for you after the jump!), let me just paint this picture for you. They're loud. They're tiny. And while the magnets do their work, the technicians tend to yell at you to "keep still" a lot.
And here your best friend kvetched the whole time because the hospital pillow was lumpy! Wuss!
OK, so the German woman who did this way back in 2010 (the announcement was made then, but the video has just recently been released) at Berlin's Charite Hospital got a bit of a break -- they built a special "open" MRI machine so she wouldn't have to deal with the claustrophobic environs of a typical machine. But she had to have cameras pretty close to her ladyparts take pictures that were released to media around the world. And now the birth of her child has become a spectacle for all of us to ogle at.
And ogle we shall, because frankly, this video is amazing! Check it out:
I'll hand it to this mom not just for her bravery in going through birth this way, but this movie could help other mothers and their babies in the long run. Just think what scientists now know about birth from this mom's sacrifice alone!
Be honest: what would it take to get you to give birth inside an MRI machine?
Image via New Scientist