Just read this "woman does own C-section" - page 3

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  1. by   Spidey's mom
    Wasn't there a story about a man who had to saw his arm off because it was lodged between two rocks and he was stuck? And another about a guy cutting his own leg off after a logging accident?

    Human beings are amazing . . . .

  2. by   Brownms46
    I found a little different version of this story:


    It seems the woman didn't call the nurse in the beginning, as she was alone when labor began.

    Someone on the ABC forum found the following in a hard copy of the Journal:

    International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics
    Volume 84, Issue 3 , March 2004, Pages 287-290

    Copyright 2003 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Published by Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.
    Case report
    Self-inflicted cesarean section with maternal and fetal survival

    A. Molina-Sosa a, H. Galvan-Espinosa a, J. Gabriel-Guzman a and R. F. Valle , , b

    a Hospital General Dr. Manuel Velasco Suarez, San Pablo, Huixtepec, Zimatlan, Oaxaca, Mexico
    b Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL, USA

    Received 30 May 2003; Revised 4 August 2003; accepted 11 August 2003. Available online 9 December 2003.

    An unusual case of self-inflicted cesarean section with maternal and child survival is presented. No similar event was found in an Internet literature search. Because of a lack of medical assistance and a history of fetal death in utero, a 40-year-old multiparous woman unable to deliver herself alone vaginally sliced her abdomen and uterus and delivered her child. She was transferred to a hospital where she underwent repair of the incisions and had to remain hospitalized. Mother and child survived the event. Unusual and extraordinary measures to preserve their offspring sometimes moves women to extreme decisions endangering their own lives. Social, educational, and health measures should be instituted all over the world, particularly in rural areas of developing countries, to avoid such extreme events.

    In the article, it says she used her skill at slaughtering animals, and it also had photos of her afterwards.

    I guess you never know what a person will do to save their child..
  3. by   TinyNurse
    WOW had a homebirth myself>...........but this is totally amazing. hope she gets the help she needs. xo jen
  4. by   nekhismom
    I think it is totally amazing. I'm very surprised at her.