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Miracle Baby Grew On The Outside Of the Womb


Miracle baby born who grew on the outside of the womb…

A pioneering surgery carried out by British doctors helped deliver a miracle baby, one month premature, who grew on the out side of the womb.

At 27 weeks pregnant, Jane Jones, 38, saw on a routine ultra-sound scan that her baby boy was developing in her abdomen, on layers of fat the covering the bowel known as the omentum.

Almost all such fetuses die withing weeks of conception, and only one other case has ever been reported in Britain.

miracle baby billy jones with mother jayne Miracle Baby Grew On The Outside Of the Womb

Jones, collapsed ten days following her ultra-sound and was rushed to Derriford Hospital, Plymouth by her husband Graham.

It was there that doctors decided to carry out the ground-breaking surgery that had never been done before in Britain.

Following the procedure which involved 36 NHS staff, the Jone’s baby boy, Billy, was born weighing 2lb 2oz.

At one month premature, he was immediately put in an incubator with the added warmth of a resealable plastic bag.

Mr Jones, said:

“He was so tiny. He was in a little resealable sandwich bag to keep his temperature up. They told me that, for all the millions spent on the NICU, what’s made the biggest difference to survival rates are Tesco resealable sandwich bags…
“You look along the incubators and they’re all in them, these bags saying Tesco. It’s incredible.”

Mrs Jones, said:

“He’s our little miracle baby. That’s what they called him at the hospital – a miracle, Billy the Whizz.”

The procedure to remove Billy from Jone’s abdomen is very dangerous, it carries a one in five chance of dying during childbirth.

Jone’s may also need another operation to remove the placenta which is still lodged in her in abdomen, although doctors hope it will shrink and be absorbed by the body.

Mrs Jones said:

“He’s got no idea of the trouble he caused. But I’ll make sure he’s well aware in later years.”

Billy, who has two sister, Rosie, 11, and Jessie, 9, seem to be developing well, however he skull is still slightly misformed due to being squashed up against his mothers internal organs.

The family’s consultant obstetrician, Dr Imogen Montague, said:

“Jayne is remarkably lucky to have survived, as is Billy. The chances of delivering a live, healthy child were very small – but we’ve done it.”


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