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Groundbreaking: Doctors Remove Baby from Womb, Perform Operation, Put Her Back Inside – CBN News

Wednesday, 6 March, 2019

Groundbreaking: Doctors Remove Baby from Womb, Perform Operation, Put Her Back Inside – CBN News

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UK doctors successfully operated on an unborn baby and put her back in her mother's womb after detecting a spinal deformity at just 24 weeks gestation.

Bethan Simpson is one of four UK women to receive this groundbreaking surgery.

After a 20-week checkup, doctors discovered Simpson's unborn daughter had spina bifida, a condition where a child's spinal cord does not grow completely and negatively affects the child's ability to walk. Spina bifida often times leads to early death.

While most babies born with this condition are aborted before they get a chance at life outside the womb, Simpson decided to try to surgery.

"We were offered continuing pregnancy, ending pregnancy or a new option called fetal surgery – fixing her before she is born. We had to do it," Simpson wrote in a Facebook post.

"Our lives were such a rollercoaster for the next few weeks," she said.

Read more at: https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/health/2019/february/groundbreaking-doctors-remove-baby-from-womb-perform-operation-put-her-back-inside

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