In Lewisville, Texas, an unbelievable and shocking incident took place recently. It is a story of a baby who was ‘Born Twice‘ and it will make you believe that miracles actually happen. According to a report a baby girl has been ‘born twice, after she was taken out of her mother’s womb for nearly 20 minutes for life-saving surgery.
At around 16 weeks pregnant, Margaret Hawkins Boemer the mother of Miracle Baby found out that her unborn daughter had a tumour on her spine. The mass called as sacrococcygeal teratoma, was diverting blood flow from the foetus, increasing the risk of fatal heart failure. Earlier, Mrs Boemer had originally been expecting twins, but lost one of her unborn baby before the second trimester. She was initially advised for abortion before doctors at Texas Children’s Fetal Center suggested the risk and consequences of the surgery. The tumour and the unborn child were almost of the same size by the time the operation was performed. Lynlee the unborn child was given a 50% chance of survival.
Mrs Margaret Hawkins Boemer the mother of Miracle Baby told CNN that, At 23 weeks, the tumour was shutting the baby’s heart down and causing her to go into cardiac failure, so it was a choice making time for us, allowing the tumour to take over the baby’s body or giving her a chance at life. It was a very easy decision for us, We wanted the baby to live.
While performing the surgery of the baby Lynlee, the doctors revealed that it was a heart specialist who kept the baby’s heart beating as it had nearly stopped working or pumping. Once the operation was successful, the doctors placed the baby back in her mother’s womb and sealed the uterus.
She Was ‘Born Twice’ and Therefore Is Known As The Miracle Baby
— CNN (@CNN) October 25, 2016
After spending the next 12 weeks on complete bed rest, Boemer gave birth to LynLee on June 6, through caesarean section. The rest of the tumour was removed from Lynlee’s tailbone when she was eight days old.LynLee, who had a 50 percent chance of survival and weighed just 0.53 kg during the first surgery eventually gained her health and was born weighing almost 2.5 kg.
Incredible, ain’t it?