After It Was Discovered The Unborn Child Had Spina Bifida, Doctors Removed Him From The Womb For Surgery, And Then Put It Back Again
February 15, 2019 12:55 By Fabiosa
Spina-bifida is a deformity in which the skeletal frameworks, spine and spinal cord don't form accordingly, and it is under the extended division of neural tube defects.
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Unfortunately, for babies with spina bifida, the deformity incurs in the spinal cord and in the bones of the spine when a portion of the neural tube fails to develop or close correctly.
Bethan Simpsons’ ordeal with spina bifida
Bethan, 26, and her husband, Kieron, experienced a spearheading surgery that saved the life of their unborn baby. The operation was performed to treat the infant's spina bifida condition after a series of tests were conducted.
This is Bethan Simpson. She was 20-weeks pregnant when she learned her baby had spina bifida. She was given the option of terminating.— Muhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) February 12, 2019
Instead, doctors in the UK removed the baby, repaired its spinal cord, then put it back in the womb
Both are now healthy. pic.twitter.com/5fGyXy0RaD
The couple was initially advised to terminate the pregnancy, however, when they were informed about the alternative but risky procedure, they went for it.
The surgery was conducted 24 weeks into Bethan's pregnancy to fix the spina bifida.
Enquanto algumas pessoas nos menores dos incômodos fazem de tudo para eliminar a vida gerada no seu ventre, outras lutam para mantê-la. Vejam o caso dessa britânica, Bethan Simpson: https://t.co/JOJ6K6H7ox pic.twitter.com/kzDnda7PL0— André Cardoso Monteiro (@andre_cmonteiro) February 13, 2019
The bewildering operation was performed by a team of Belgian and UK surgeons in London, which is new because the surgery had always been performed in Belgium until then. Bethan praised:
"I had the most recognized surgeons from around the world from University College London Hospital and Belgium looking after me.”
Specialists from UCL Great Ormond Street Hospital, in London, participated in most of the major roles involved in the process of treating Bethan, who was only the fourth mother in the UK to undergo the procedure.
The surgeons removed the baby, repaired the spinal cord and put the infant back in Bethan's womb, so that it continues to healthy grow. How amazing!
Internet users rejoice with the couple
The successful completion of the surgery process prompted a rejoicing reaction from internet users.
We are glad that the innocent baby was given a chance at life. Hopefully, the soon-to-be parents continue to stay strong for their infant and spend many joyful moments with their child in the future.