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Unborn baby nearly kills her mother by kicking hole in uterus

By Mason White 12:59 PM October 13, 2017
Pregnant woman (illustration)
Pregnant woman (illustration)
By: William Martin

A woman is lucky to be alive after her unborn child kicked a hole in her uterus, according to doctors in China.

The incident unfolded on Monday, at around 5:00 a.m.

The woman who was identified only as Zhang was 35 weeks pregnant.

She woke up with severe abdominal pain, which she thought was just a stomach ache.

By 10:00 a.m., the pain got worse and she began feeling extremely ill.

She was rushed to the Peking University Shenzhen Hospital, where doctors discovered that the baby kicked a hole in her mother’s uterus.

The woman’s blood pressure, pulse, breathing and other vital signs were quickly deteriorating.

The doctors who initially suspected uterine rupture saw that the baby girl’s legs went into the abdominal cavity and the thighs were stuck in the uterine wall, the hospital wrote on its website.

Doctors performed emergency Cesarean section and stitched up the woman’s wounds, including a 3-inch tear in Zhang’s uterus.

Luckily, the mother and the newborn baby girl are in stable condition.

While questioning the woman in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of deputy director Zhang Lei under the guidance of doctors Zhang Yanping and Zhong Shilin, Zhang revealed that she had a uterine myoma surgery just half a year before the beginning of her pregnancy.

Doctors had warned the woman not to get pregnant for a full two years after the uterus procedure to avoid uterine rupture.

Zhang did not listen to the medical advice and got pregnant just 6 months after the procedure, endangering herself and the life of her unborn child.