A woman who had both her fallopian tubes removed gives birth to a viable, healthy, baby.
Elizabeth Kough, of Kearney, Missouri, had both of the tubes removed in 2015 after having three children. However, the 39-year-old got pregnant last year.
Benjamin was then born in March weighing seven pounds and six ounces. Doctors double checked during delivery that the tubes had been removed.
Doctors told Good Morning America that till date there are three other documented cases but this is the first that is healthy and viable.
Kough explained Good Morning America why she decided to get her fallopian tubes removed. It reduces the risk of ovarian cancer, which runs in Kough’s family.
She told the news program, ‘I also hit age 35 and they medically say at that age pregnancy becomes more high-risk.’
‘I was also divorced and single and had three children, which is quite a blessing for a family, but I thought that was probably enough.’
Dr Dawn Heizman, a board-certified OB-GYN at Meritas Health, told Good Morning America: ‘None of us have encountered this before.’
The doctors believe that the egg traveled to one of the uterine horns and passed through to fistula to end up in the uterus.
Despite of the risk involved in Kough’s pregnancy, it proceeded with no complications. Benjamin was born via C-section.
She says, ‘I don’t want to spoil him too much so I don’t call him a miracle, but my youngest calls him my angel baby. When I look at him I feel really blessed to have him because I know the chances of him being here are just so slim.’
Source – Daily Mail