A 22-year-old pregnant woman in Mwanza, Tanzania thought that she was just experiencing a bad stomach ache when she went to the hospital. After giving her an ultrasound, doctors assumed she had a urinary tract infection along with anemia, and after some treatments her symptoms eased up a bit.
Two days later, the woman had a second ultrasound which is when doctors discovered that her baby was growing outside of the womb and instead floating around her stomach. Because the baby was outside of it’s womb, it was not being protected or nourished by the amniotic fluid and sac which remained intact inside of the unused womb.
Doctors held an emergency surgery on the young woman, and I am happy to report that they delivered a tiny but healthy baby girl at 3lbs 7oz. Mom had to be given a blood transfusion due to her anemia, but once she was deemed in good health both her and her daughter were discharged and sent home.
A happy ending after a scary situation for this expanding family!