This excerpt is from "Special Agent Scully: The Gillian Anderson Files", by Malcolm Butt.
On page 40 he describes the birth of her first child: "There was a large amount of blood being lost, and the screaming child appeared to be unable to break free. The masked experts standing around the woman were shaking their heads and watching, concerned. All manner of tubes and machines bleeped and surged in the cold, sterile room. This was no episode of the X-Files - this was Gillian Anderson's labour. Although the process had started normally, the baby's head proved too large to exit the pelvis so an emergency cesarean had to be performed. Gillian was doped up on Tylenol and codeine for the major surgery. Luckily, all went well and along came Piper Maru Anderson, weighing in at a healthy 8lb, 10oz, twelve days late. Having gone through such a difficult labour, with the completely unexpected cesarean, Gillian was bruised and battered but at least, she hoped, she could get some time off."
The author (Mr. Butt) says that the gruesome details of the first paragraph were Gillian's labor, but it sounds to me like he was describing the c-section itself, not the labor that preceded it. If the baby's head was too large to fit through the pelvis, then obviously the baby couldn't have been screaming because she was still inside her mother, and he seems to be describing an operating room (sterile, cold, masked doctors, lots of blood) rather than a delivery room. What does it sound like to you guys? Do you think the author got his details mixed up (and perhaps embellished them) and his "screaming child unable to get free" description was the surgeon trying to pull the baby out through the abdominal incision, or do you think that Gillian had some sort of freak labor where the baby's head was already outside of her body and was screaming (which wouldn't make sense, since apparently her head was too big to go through the pelvic bones and if it was already out then they obviously would have been able to continue delivering her naturally) and they then had to perform a cesarean and drag the baby BACK through the birth canal and remove her through the abdomen? That would just be weird. At what fetal descent station was the top of the head MOST LIKELY at when the doctor called for the c section?