Our floor doesn’t get many c-sections ‘cause there’s a labor & delivery floor that tends to handle those, but we get one every now and then if they’re really complicated so i was finally able to perform one!
It starts off kind of slow ‘cause the epidural takes forever, but once we start cutting, it gets pretty fast-paced. Even faster once the baby is exposed. Once you see that baby’s head, you have only seconds to aspirate it’s nose and mouth of amniotic fluid, clamp its umbilical cord, and pass it off to the labor & delivery nurses who’ll clean it up and stuff.
It was sick (as in gross and awesome), but the baby came out white (the mother was black). They said he’ll turn black later (unless the mom cheated or something [daddy was in the room too]).
Like i said earlier, we only get cesarians if they’re complicated so it didn’t end there. The mother had a perforated bowel that was attached to her peritoneum (not good) so the surgeon had to call for help from a general surgeon ‘cause it wasn’t specialty. They were able to fix it so mother and son are a-okay and it was kind of awesome.
I literally not only got to witness the miracle of birth, but i aided in it. I feel like God’s sidekick.