WATCH: This baby girl was born TWICE

WATCH: This baby girl was born TWICE

Houston - At 23 weeks, doctors discovered that Lynlee was going into heart failure and had to be operated.



By Web Team

Published: Mon 24 Oct 2016, 8:41 PM

Last updated: Mon 24 Oct 2016, 10:51 PM

Ever heard of anyone being born twice? Well, a baby girl in Texas was removed from her mother's womb and put back before she was born again.
At 23 weeks, Lynlee was removed from the womb and operated for sacrococcygeal teratoma before being placed back in her mother's womb.      
Sacrococcygeal teratoma is a tumor that develops before birth and grows from a baby's tailbone.

"They saw something on the scan, and the doctor came in and told us that there was something seriously wrong with our baby and that she had a sacrococcygeal teratoma," CNN quoted Margaret Boemer, Lynlee's mother, saying.
"And it was very shocking and scary, because we didn't know what that long word meant or what diagnosis that would bring."
At 23 weeks, doctors discovered that Lynlee was going into heart failure and had to be operated.
"We knew that if we didn't choose the option of emergency surgery that night, that within a day or so she would pass," Boemer told KPRC.
During the surgery, Lynlee was removed from the mother's womb. She weighed just 1lb 3oz (0.53kg) at that time. The tumor was removed from her spine and she was placed back in the womb. She was brought to this world again at 36 weeks through a C-section.
"It was her second birth basically," Boemer said. "It was a relief to finally see her and to see that she had made it through after the open fetal surgery her heart had time to heal while I was still pregnant with her so she has no heart issues now and is just doing amazing."
 


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