By Ola Adeola
A surgeon performing a Caesarean Section is reported to have accidentally sliced a baby’s head inside its mother’s womb. The doctor’s error consequently left the baby with a one-and-a-half-inch scar between her eye and ear.
According to Mirror, it took doctors took 24 hours to stitch up the wound. The cut was left that long because the hospital had to wait for a plastic surgeon to arrive.
Amazingly, the surgeon who committed the error claimed she was unaware the baby’s mother, Emma Edwards, was in labour.
The incident happened at the Raigmore Hospital in Inverness, England.
Narrating the incident, Edwards said her experience at the hospital was “a disaster from the start to the end.”
She added: “When I went in (to the hospital) I passed on to the midwife that my waters had broken at 3am and I was in a lot of pain, I was contracting, but they didn’t look me over.
“At 10am I was ready. I went down for my section and everything was fine until after they delivered the baby.
“They rushed her off to SCBU (special care baby unit) because they had cut her head.
“The surgeon came and spoke to me afterwards and said that it happened because I hadn’t told anyone that my waters had broken and was in labour, but I checked my medical records and it said that I had explained that.
“There’s a maternity unit right on my front doorstep but they just can’t do anything,” she said.