Miracle of baby girl born twice
Published: June 9, 2008 | 7154th good news item since 2003
A baby was last night hailed a miracle by her mum and dad – after being born TWICE.
The child was first taken out of the womb after a scan showed she had a giant tumour on her lower back six months into the pregnancy.
Surgeons removed the growth, put the foetus back inside her mum and she was born again through normal delivery 10 weeks later.
Macie Hope is now a healthy baby and mum Keri McCarthy, 40, and dad Chad were due to take her home from hospital today to their four other children in Texas.
Head surgeon Dr Darrell Cass said the tumour had been as large as a grapefruit.
He added: “This is incredibly rare. We were lucky.”
Chad, 39, said: “We had been told that there was less than a 10 per cent chance that she was going to make it.”
Mother and child have remained in hospital since the premature birth on May 3 as the baby girl gained strength.