- The woman tried pushing out the baby but with very little success
- Doctors intervened to help her give birth but only the head came out
- The rest of the body remained in the womb for more than 24 hours before it was removed
- The woman accused the doctors of cutting off the head during the assisted delivery
A South African woman is suing a hospital over medical negligence after she delivered a severed baby head with the rest of the body trapped inside the womb for more than 24 hours.
Kagiso Kgatla was six months pregnant when she suffered a botched delivery at Tambo Memorial Hospital in South Africa.
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The 19-year-old was asked to push the baby but after several attempts with little success, the doctors intervened to help her deliver, South Africa's eNCA TV reported.
"The doctor came and said I should push. I pushed and pushed. Nothing. He inserted his hands and said I should try again but still there was nothing...He also said he could see the baby's head," she said.
The teen accused the doctor of cutting off her baby's head on grounds that it had very little chances of surviving.
"Then he asked for those big spoons. That's when my baby's head came out, but only the head, the body remained inside," she said.
The hospital's head of obstetrics Gilbert Anyetei said they had informed Kagiso the baby could have some abnormalities but she insisted on carrying the pregnancy.
"Normally, when the head is not crowning, we assist. We call it assisted delivery. In this particular instance the head popped out on its own and we tried to see if the rest of the body would follow, but it didn't follow," said Anyetei.
The hospital administrators launched investigations into the case to know where the delivery went wrong.
However, it is not the first case of botched delivery given in 2014, a Scottish woman suffered almost the same fate when her baby's head was left inside the womb during labour at Ninewells Hospital in Scotland.
During investigations, the hospital was faulted for not trying the cesarean delivery to save the baby's life.
Meanwhile Legit.ng previously reported that a woman gave birth to twin babies with different fathers.
The babies' mother revealed that she had a one-night stand after her partner saw a paternity test. The result showed that one of the boys does not have any biological relationship with the man.
In a Chinese newspaper report, the woman had admitted to cheating on her man on a one-night stand.
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