Tuesday, April 06, 2004

I think "Do not try this at home" is beyond apparent 

LONDON (Reuters) - A pregnant woman in Mexico gave birth to a healthy baby boy after performing a caesarean section on herself with a kitchen knife, doctors said on Tuesday.

It is thought to be the first known case of a self-inflicted caesarean in which both the mother and baby survived.

The unidentified 40-year-old, who lived in a rural area without electricity, running water or sanitation that was an eight-hour drive from the nearest hospital, performed the operation when she could not deliver the baby naturally.

Wow. That's intestinal fortitude, almost literally.

(Thanks, Jen--I think.)

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