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Texas Hospital Live-Tweets C-Section to Raise Awareness

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In an apparent attempt to raise awareness and start conversations about what really happens during a Cesarean section, Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas took the unusual step of live-tweeting during an actual C-section procedure.  More from CBS Houston:

The team began tweeting live at about 7 a.m. after promoting the online procedure for days. They even developed a Twitter "hashtag" of "#MHbaby" to gain followers and promote discussion about the procedure on Twitter.

During Wednesday's procedure, the hospital gained hundreds of followers; it's not clear how many people watched the surgery.

Memorial Hermann Hospital is no stranger to using Twitter as a vehicle to broadcast their medical procedures. The hospital live tweeted a brain surgery last year and said that they gained 7,000 followers and more than 230,000 people viewed that procedure.

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