Doctors at the Peking University Shenzhen Hospital experienced a new incident, an unborn baby kicked so hard it tore a hole in her mother’s womb, nearly killing them both.
The woman named Zhang was just 35 weeks pregnant, but doctors had to quickly act after she arrived at the hospital with stomach pain.
She was experiencing extreme pain and also had problems with her pulse, blood pressure, and breathing, according to doctors who wrote it in a social media post.
Initially doctors thoughts her womb had been ruptured so they performed an ultrasound and what found was surprising.
Ultrasound reports showed that the baby had “kicked through” the uterus wall into mother’s abdominal cavity. The tiny baby’s thighs were stuck, doctors said.
Baby delivered via an emergency cesarean-section in order to stop the mum’s blood loss and prevent the baby from contracting a life-threatening infection.
Surgeons Zhang Yanping, Zhang Lei, and Zhong Shilin took just 10 minutes to safely deliver the little girl, saving her and her mum from death.
According to doctors, the woman had a 7-centimeter “break” in her womb as a result of unborn baby’s kicks.
It was discovered after examining the woman’s medical history that the mum previously had fibroids removed from her womb.
It is a common thing for women to experience a complete rupture when a tear occurs, especially at the site of an old cesarean-section scar, but is less common for it to occur prior to going into labor.
Both baby and mother were doing well, in spite of the traumatic events surrounding the little girl’s birth, the doctors said.