Childbirth is one of the most beautiful moments in the world. But, there is still some taboo around the topic in the world. And, Facebook appears to one of the firms still living with that stigma and they proved it by banning a beautiful childbirth picture.
Recently, a woman in Taipei did a wonderful job by delivering her own baby while in labour. And this took place at the Dianthus MFM Center in Taiwanese capital.
Obstetrician Lin Tzu-hung, who also goes by his English name Jason Lin, took to Facebook to share a picture of this woman delivering her own child (with her permission).
The image did not feature any kind of nudity except some blood and bodily fluids which is quite natural in the process. According to Daily Mail, the unique delivery was possible because of the clinic's pain-free procedures as they use local anaesthetics.
He said: "This super brave mum just delivered her own baby. Beautiful."
Soon after that, the photo, which went viral with more than 10,000 likes, was automatically removed by Facebook after being branded as 'pornography'.
Giving birth has always been considered as painful, bloody, and unpleasent process. But all I want to show to my audience and the world is that giving birth is one of the most beautiful and nature thing. Take off the fear that most people have thinkon delivery. and of course, under the help of epidural,they can even deliver gracefully. YES, this is a "shocking" picture, but that this is how we come from. We should always be thankful how brave of our moms and wives have been through. LOVES CAN OVERCOME ANYTHING. #drx5
Later, doctor Lin took to Facebook to share his utmost disappointment over the matter, as he said, "Facebook banned my heart-warming mum self-delivery photo as pornography. I'm very upset."
Given that, he also wrote, "Let's start following Instagram, then. 'I was planning to move to Instagram anyway."
Doctor Lin later reposted the picture on Instagram as well which has received more than two thousand likes.
#被相信的感覺真好 手術前，一位阿姨跟我說 「林醫師，我寶貝女兒就交給你了，你要好好幫我們照顧呀！！」 「阿姨，請妳放心，女兒交給我，我會認真仔細做最好的手術，請放心。。。」 阿姨目送著自己的女兒，被推進了手術室，門慢慢闔上，雙手合十，靜靜的閉目禱告。我坐在護理站，阿姨的一舉一動全看在眼裡。 舖好單後，我照慣例的探頭到手術床的頭側跟產婦打招呼，放鬆一下彼此的心情 「哈囉，還好嗎？緊張嗎？我們準備要開始囉～」 「林醫師，拜託你了！」 手術刀劃下，冒出的鮮血開啟了手術的樂章 孩子出來了 哭聲聽到了 產婦的眼淚滴下了 手術室房外等待的眾人心頭的擔子卸下了 恭喜聲此起彼落的出現了 手術也順利完成了 不就是這樣嗎？我們再稀鬆平常不過的剖腹產手術，是產婦這輩子的第一次，是先生及一家人多年的期待，甚至是家族的冀望寄託， 請放心，你們交付的女兒，或媳婦，或老婆，或媽媽，必定全心全意盡我所能完成任務，回報你們的信賴 因為被相信的感覺，真的很好！ #drx5
While Facebook has not yet responded with a detailed explanation about the matter, we hope the social media platform will later reinstate the picture.
In April 2016, Facebook had removed another beautiful childbirth picture claiming that it crossed the community guidelines.
Not only that, Facebook also banned the account of the childbirth photographer, Morag Hastings, for 30 days.
Hastings, the owner of Apple Blossom Families, later wrote in her blog: "The image that I posted was within Facebook's guidelines. The image did not contain 'fully exposed buttocks,' 'genitals' or a 'sexual act,' which are what Facebook's guidelines say they restrict. I also got a message that my page would be unpublished but at this point, it is still up."