Doctors in Phoenix, Arizona, have witnessed a rare event. In fact, it is so unusual that no one can even be sure if such a thing has ever happened before. Nicollete Soto, aged 27, has given birth to a baby that she carried full term just outside her uterus!
According to the doctors, the embryo attached itself to the spot where the fallopian tube meets the uterus. This is referred to as a cornual pregnancy and most of them end before the 14-week mark because the uterus usually cannot stretch enough to accommodate a pregnancy and this in turn causes the tube to rupture. For some unknown reason, hers did not and it continued to stretch.
Dr. Rodney Edwards as well as the other doctors involved in the delivery weren’t sure that such a birth has ever occurred before and they had advised the mother-to-be that the pregnancy risked both her life and that of her baby. Still, she persevered and Azelan Cruz Perfecto entered the world at 32 weeks, weighing just 2 pounds 14 ounces. He is doing well now.
The doctors were happy but quite amazed that the baby is thriving. Miracles do happen every day. Dr. Edwards was unable to find any precedent in medical literature and is convinced that at least as far as the world of medicine goes, nothing happens “always” or “never.” Mother and child are doing well. Here’s to you both! (Clink of glass!)