As far as horror birth stories go, this one is up there. A mother in the UK has revealed that she was given an emergency c-section after she had already given birth to her son.
Amber Hughes, from Leicester, has described the birth of her son, Olly, as ‘horrific’. At 24 weeks gestation Amber says she lost her mucous plug. Her waters broke a month later which saw her admitted to hospital. Doctors were able to delay Amber going in to labour for 16 days but baby Olly had other plans.
After spending 36 long hours in labour with Olly, doctors became concerned about the wellbeing of the baby. He had developed an infection, which could be life threatening if not attended to. So the medical team made the decision to perform an emergency c-section. However, the baby had already been born naturally.
Yes, Amber had already given birth moments before doctors cut her open to retrieve him. So when doctors opened Ambers abdomen and found no baby, panic set in.
“For a whole two minutes they were truly baffled” Amber told the Daily Mail. “I was literally going in to meltdown- It couldn’t just disappear!” she said.
“I was expecting my bundle of joy to be passed to me, but instead I watched panic spread over the doctor’s faces.”