A new mum nearly died after her unborn baby kicked her so hard, her tiny legs tore through the wall of her mum’s womb, doctors have revealed.
They faced a race against time to deliver the baby girl via emergency C-section after the powerful lunge left the mum bleeding and her baby at risk of a life-threatening infection.
The mum, known only as Zhang, was 35 weeks pregnant when she suddenly started suffering stomach pain in the early hours of October 2.
Initially, she put it down to an upset stomach, but it soon got worse and she began to break out in a cold sweat.
At 10am, she went to the emergency department at Peking University Shenzhen Hospital in China, according to the hospital’s social media page.
She was complaining of extreme pain and doctors noted problems with her blood pressure, pulse and breathing.
Specialists initially suspected her womb had ruptured and performed an ultrasound.
It showed that the fetus’ leg had “kicked through” the uterus wall into the mom’s abdominal cavity and her thighs were stuck, according to doctors. Read more