Rockettes’ Pick for Dancer of the Week: OB-GYN Dancing With Patient In Labor
Who: Dr. Fernando Guedes da Cunha
Why we chose him: It’s one of the biggest moments of your life. It’s intense, nerve-wracking and beautiful. And now, thanks to Dr. Fernando Guedes da Cunha, getting ready to deliver a baby is a little more fun, too!
The Brazilian OB-GYN posted this video on Instagram, and it’s since gotten more than 170,000 views! The caption explains that his patient had gone into labor, and the tduo made up the choreography on the spot to help her get ready to deliver her little one. Considering they had just made up the moves (and that one of them is in active labor), they’re pretty in sync! Dr. Guedes da Cunha is clearly enjoying showing off his natural rhythm, and the mama-to-be looks happy and relaxed as they shimmy and even drop it low.
And this isn’t his first time using dance as a method to help women stay comfortable during labor. Back in August, he joined a pregnant patient in a routine to the summer hit “Despacito”!
Fun fact: The patient in the video later welcomed her second child, a healthy baby boy named João!
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