‘I gave birth to my son via C-section but doctors put him back in for 11 weeks’
An expecting mother has shared her very unusual pregnancy journey – explaining how she had to deliver her baby twice.
Jaiden Ashlea, from US, first posted a video of her lying on a hospital bed.
She said: "Birthing my baby for him to be put back in and 11 weeks later born again. The foetal surgery was a success, this recovery is something else though."
Her video went viral and viewers were curious to find out the reason for putting the baby back inside her womb.
So the mum-to-be explained her son was diagnosed with spina bifida when she was 19 weeks pregnant – and was told by the doctors that "there is no hope" because the baby could be born "brain dead".
Jaiden didn't want to give up and she found a doctor in Orlando, Florida, who specialised in open foetal surgery.
The medical procedure involves opening up the uterus to repair the neural tube defect of the baby and put him back.
"They basically open me up with a C-section to repair the defect in his back, close me back up and I stay pregnant for the rest of the time," she said.
"It's very common for contractions and stuff like that to happen in preterm labour, but the doctors will be monitoring closely.
"The next two weeks I will be Orlando."
Jaiden's post sparked discussion on TikTok as many said they have never heard of the condition.
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"How does the baby survive post-surgery if there is no amniotic fluid?" one asked.
And, to that, Jaiden said the doctors refilled it with saline so that it becomes amniotic fluid again.
Another said: "What a phenomenal world we live in! The technology is unreal!"
"That is amazing! Hope all goes well with the rest of your pregnancy," a third shared.
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