U.K. researchers have modified the Caesarean delivery to incorporate the "woman-centered" and bonding aspects of a natural vaginal birth. In the procedure, women and their partners are able to watch parts of the C-section birth and the obstetrician slows delivery so uterine contractions help clear the infant's lungs, as happens in a vaginal delivery. After birth, the infant is placed directly on the mother's chest for bonding.

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