The baby who was born twice: Mom's joy after girl is taken OUT of womb for life-saving operation
Friday, 25 November 2016 - 12:53
When she grows up, Lynlee Boemer should demand to celebrate two birthdays a year. For she is the baby who was born twice. Her proper entry into the world came 12 weeks after she was temporarily taken out of her mother’s womb for a life-saving operation. Doctors discovered a tumour in the tailbone of Margaret Boemer’s unborn baby when the mother-to-be went for a routine ultrasound just 16 weeks into her pregnancy. Her only hope was a medical procedure that required surgeons to open up the womb and take the 1 lb, 3 oz foetus out for 20 minutes for a do-or-die operation - and then put her back and sew up the uterus. Mum Margaret was kept on bedrest and the replaced baby made it through another 12 weeks to nearly 36 weeks - full term - before the little girl, named Lynlee Hope, was born for the second time via C-section. Lynlee weighed 5 lb and 5 oz and, after being whisked away for a check-up, she was moved into the nursery with the other babies.