(ORDO NEWS) — In 2003, a surprising story appeared in a case report about a 40-year-old Mexican woman, Inés Ramirez Pérez. She was hospitalized after performing a C-section on her own to save her baby.
Perez lived in a small village in the mountains of southern Mexico with no electricity, running water or sewerage.
After she lost her baby two years ago due to a difficult birth, she decided she couldn’t take the pain any longer and made the decision to perform a C-section on her own.
Perez was experienced in slaughtering animals and used a kitchen knife and hard liquor to get the job done.
She cut her abdomen three times, penetrating skin, fat, and muscle, and pulled her boy out of the bloodied wound. Fortunately, the baby survived and was able to breathe and cry immediately after birth.
Perez managed to call a nurse before she passed out. They tucked the intestines back into her body and stitched her skin. After that, she was taken to the nearest hospital, which was about eight hours away.
The surgical team made sure there was no sepsis or organ damage, and then patched her up and gave her triple antibiotic therapy.
Ten days after the operation, the patient recovered and was discharged from the hospital. The story of Ines Ramirez Perez is incredible and causes shock and admiration at the same time.
How could a woman without education and access to medical care perform a C-section on herself and save her child’s life? This is a question that is not so easy to answer.
However, Ines’ story is not unique. In different parts of the world, women without access to medical care are forced to give birth in the most incredible conditions.
Their stories often remain unknown, but they continue to fight for their lives and the lives of their children, using all possible means.
It is also important to note that cases of spontaneous caesarean section are extremely rare and very dangerous.
When performing such an operation, the risk of complications and mortality for the mother and child is much higher than when performing an operation under the supervision of medical personnel.
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