Unborn baby kicked mother so hard 'she broke her womb'

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  • The woman gave birth via an emergency C-section, a Chinese hospital said
  • Her baby's leg had allegedly poked out of the wall of her uterus, doctors claimed
  • It's said the baby had kicked and tore a wound on the wall of the woman's womb
  • Both the mother and the baby girl were said to be in stable condition 

By Tracy You For Mailonline

Published: 05:52 EDT, 11 October 2017 | Updated: 09:14 EDT, 11 October 2017

A pregnant woman in China has been saved after her unborn baby's leg pocked out of her womb in an 'extremely rare' case, a hospital claimed.

Ms Zhang's unborn daughter is said to have kicked Ms Zhang so hard she tore a wound on the wall of Ms Zhang's uterus, which had been left by a previous operation.

The baby girl was born at 35 weeks through a caesarean section, and both she and her mother are in stable condition, according to the Peking University Shenzhen Hospital in southern China.

The Peking University Shenzhen Hospital shared the above picture on its official social media account yesterday. It claimed that an ultrasound scan showed Ms Zhang's baby had her foot outside of Ms Zhang's womb (circled) after kicking through the wall of the uterus
The Peking University Shenzhen Hospital shared the above picture on its official social media account yesterday. It claimed that an ultrasound scan showed Ms Zhang's baby had her foot outside of Ms Zhang's womb (circled) after kicking through the wall of the uterus

The Peking University Shenzhen Hospital shared the above picture on its official social media account yesterday. It claimed that an ultrasound scan showed Ms Zhang's baby had her foot outside of Ms Zhang's womb (circled) after kicking through the wall of the uterus

The picture, also posted by the Peking University Shenzhen Hospital, claimed to show doctors holding Ms Zhang's ruptured uterus. The hospital has declined to reveal more details on the operation and the patient due to 'privacy issues'
The picture, also posted by the Peking University Shenzhen Hospital, claimed to show doctors holding Ms Zhang's ruptured uterus. The hospital has declined to reveal more details on the operation and the patient due to 'privacy issues'

The picture, also posted by the Peking University Shenzhen Hospital, claimed to show doctors holding Ms Zhang's ruptured uterus. The hospital has declined to reveal more details on the operation and the patient due to 'privacy issues'

Ms Zhang was taken to the Peking University Shenzhen Hospital (pictured) at around 10am on October 2 after having suffered severe abdominal pain for about five hours, said the hospital
Ms Zhang was taken to the Peking University Shenzhen Hospital (pictured) at around 10am on October 2 after having suffered severe abdominal pain for about five hours, said the hospital

Ms Zhang was taken to the Peking University Shenzhen Hospital (pictured) at around 10am on October 2 after having suffered severe abdominal pain for about five hours, said the hospital

In a statement posted on its official social media account yesterday, the hospital claimed that the first-time mother was taken to the hospital at around 10am on October 2 after having suffered severe abdominal pain for about five hours.

Ms Zhang and her family thought that the mother-to-be had a stomach-ache.

After a B-scan ultrasonography, doctors were said to be shocked to see one of the baby's legs coming out of the women's womb and poking into her abdomen.

Ms Zhang claimed she underwent an operation to have a fibroid removed in 2016 and she fell pregnant six months after the operation, according to the statement. Fibroids are tumours that grow in a woman's uterus.

Based on Ms Zhang's accounts, doctors suspected that she had a uterine rupture on the site of the previous incision.

Doctors considered Ms Zhang's condition critical and immediately arranged an operation for her.

The hospital said the baby was delivered 10 minutes after the C-section began. 

It's 'extremely rare' for a pregnant woman to suffer a rupture on her womb. Usually it happens on the site of a previous incision. Only 26 cases are said to have been reported worldwide
It's 'extremely rare' for a pregnant woman to suffer a rupture on her womb. Usually it happens on the site of a previous incision. Only 26 cases are said to have been reported worldwide

It's 'extremely rare' for a pregnant woman to suffer a rupture on her womb. Usually it happens on the site of a previous incision. Only 26 cases are said to have been reported worldwide

Zhong Shilin, Ms Zhang's doctor, claimed to have found a 7cm-long (2.8 inches) rupture on Ms Zhang's uterus.

Dr Zhong said that Ms Zhang's amniotic sac had also broken and the amniotic fluid had flown into her abdomen. 

Dr Zhong added that that Ms Zhang's scar was located at the bottom of her uterus and her baby had kicked on it by accident, which caused the rupture.

The Peking University Shenzhen Hospital, however, has declined to give more details of the operation as well as Ms Zhang's recovering progress due to 'privacy issues'. 

Women who have had fibroid-removal operations should wait for one to two years until they plan for a baby, said Dr Zhong. 

He also suggested those women to have a complete check on their reproductive system before they decide to get pregnant. 

'RUPTURE PREGNANCY' IS EXTREMELY RARE

In  2016, a 33-year-old mother in France developed a tear on her uterus, through which her unborn baby's foot, still enclosed in the amniotic sac, went through (pictured)
In  2016, a 33-year-old mother in France developed a tear on her uterus, through which her unborn baby's foot, still enclosed in the amniotic sac, went through (pictured)

In 2016, a 33-year-old mother in France developed a tear on her uterus, through which her unborn baby's foot, still enclosed in the amniotic sac, went through (pictured)

'Rupture pregnancy' is considered to be extremely rare. Only 26 cases are said to have been reported worldwide.

Last December, a 33-year-old French mother's developed a tear on her uterus, through which her baby's foot, still enclosed in the amniotic sac, popped.

The 33-year-old mother, who had previously had five C-sections, gave birth to a healthy boy via a caesarean section.

The incredibly rare condition was captured on MRI by the mother's doctor, Pierre-Emmanuel Bouet, who said he has never seen anything similar.

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