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Jane Seymour's C section?

Carla
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Postby Carla » Tue July 20th, 2010, 5:04 pm

"parthianbow" wrote:Me too. And scriptwriters. When Morgan Freeman uttered the immortal line (about C. sections), 'I have seen it done many times before, on horses.' in Kevin Costner's Robin Hood, I screamed at the screen, frightening the other cinema goers. As anyone who looks into such surgery on our equine friends knows, the chances of success i.e. the mare surviving, in a modern, sterile operating theatre, rest somewhere below the category of 'unlikely' to 'not a chance'. :mad:


I'd stopped taking the film at all seriously by then and was just watching it for Alan Rickman's pantomime Sheriff :-)
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Postby SarahWoodbury » Wed July 21st, 2010, 2:47 pm

I hadn't thought that was a c-section--I thought he was going to try to turn the baby--which is common enough in midwifery (though I can't say in horses!), even if it doesn't always work. But I haven't seen it in 20 years so . . .

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Postby Carla » Wed July 21st, 2010, 3:53 pm

"SarahWoodbury" wrote:I hadn't thought that was a c-section--I thought he was going to try to turn the baby--which is common enough in midwifery (though I can't say in horses!), even if it doesn't always work. But I haven't seen it in 20 years so . . .


Good point. Like I said, I'd stopped paying much attention by then, but now you mention it I vaguely recall something about the baby having not turned the right way (breech presentation or something similar, I suppose?). In which case the logical first step might be to try to turn the baby the right way round. I shall have to look out for this next time the film comes round on the telly at Christmas :-)
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Editor's Choice, Historical Novels Review, August 2009

Now available as e-book on Amazon Kindleand in Kindle, Epub (Nook, Sony Reader), Palm and other formats on Smashwords

Website: http://www.carlanayland.org

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