The UK surgeons pulled off something spectacular during a risky medical procedure when they removed ‘unborn baby girl’ from pregnant lady’s womb and then deftly put it back inside. The mom-to-be identified as Bethan Simpson was 4 and a half months when she was notified that her baby had ‘Spina Bifida’ in December 2018.
Spina bifida is a condition where the spinal canal does not close entirely in the woman’s womb, leaving the spinal cord open from an early stage in the pregnancy period.
The 26-year-old Bethan in a Facebook post said, “We had to do it. We also had to meet some seriously strict criteria. Me and baby went through amniocentesis and MRI and relentless scans. We got approved on the 17th December we planned for surgery. Our lives were such a rollercoaster for the next few weeks.”
It was on January 8, Bethan and her unborn baby girl underwent the surgery, she also became the fourth woman in the country to undergo this surgery.
Post the surgery, Bethan wrote in her post, “We were a success. Her lesion was small, and she smashed surgery like you wouldn’t believe. I’m fragile and sore but as long as she is doing fine that’s all we care about”.
“Her brain is looking good and her ventricles are normal which luckily hers always have been. They took her out of my womb and popped her straight back in to stay there as long as she can”.
“I feel our baby kick me day in and day out. That’s never changed. She’s extra special. She’s part of history and our daughter has shown just how much she deserves this life,” she added.