Kathy Petersen’s Blog

Incredible story!

Posted in abortion by Kathy on May 31, 2008

Woman survives ectopic pregnancy, and so does the baby! Most ectopic pregnancies end by abortion, and almost all of the remainder end with the mother having emergency surgery to save her life. But not all of them, as this story shows. Most ectopic pregnancies implant in the fallopian tubes, which cannot grow big enough to house the baby. As the baby grows, the tube bursts, which kills the baby (or at least leads to its rapid demise, from lack of oxygen, as the placenta fails), and the mother’s life is put in jeopardy. But not all ectopic pregnancies grow in the fallopian tube. This story is the only known survivor of an ovarian pregnancy; but there are other stories of babies who implanted on the outside of the uterus. Of course, without a C-section these babies cannot be born. It is also possible for implantation to take place in the fallopian tube and for the baby to actually grow in the uterus (provided the umbilical cord is long enough), but it is extremely unlikely.

My thanks to Real Choice for providing the link. Incredible!

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