The Traumatic Birthing Scene In "House Of The Dragon" Held A Deeper Meaning For Women And The Power Of Choice

The opening scene of House of the Dragon's first season covered the various hardships that men and women go through as well as the woman's right to make her own decisions.

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The creators of the House of the Dragon television series, Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan Condal, spoke candidly about

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the significance of the harrowing delivery scene in Episode 1 and the preparations they made for it.

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When Queen Aemma Targaryen experiences issues during childbirth, King Viserys is compelled to make a life-altering choice for his wife: preserve her life or the baby's.

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The Grand Master, who is effectively a doctor in his own right and a medical advisor, is forced to conduct a mediaeval caesarian 

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the wife's consent when King Viserys ultimately decides to spare the life of his unborn child.

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Miguel and Ryan viewed the horrible episode for many ladies before it aired to ascertain their sentiments and reactions to the scene.

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We did make it a point to show it to as many ladies as we could while posing the question, "Was this too violent for you?"

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