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Has anybody else seen that amazing photo

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glitterati Fri 29-Jun-07 22:18:58

It shows a little foetus at 21 weeks, being operated on in the womb (amazing by itself) to cure it of spina bifida and it pops its little hand out and grabs the surgeons finger. The op was a success and he was born a healthy boy. The photo made me weep. If I could work out how to post it I would - can we post photos on here?

tiredemma Fri 29-Jun-07 22:20:30

this one?

WendyWeber Fri 29-Jun-07 22:20:36



UnConfident Fri 29-Jun-07 22:21:47

Is it for real?

WendyWeber Fri 29-Jun-07 22:22:38

Oh yes, UC, read emma's link, it has chapter and verse.


(Hadn't seen or heard of it before)

moondog Fri 29-Jun-07 22:23:26


kittywits Fri 29-Jun-07 22:24:03

so amazing

tortoise Fri 29-Jun-07 22:24:15

Wow! i hadn't seen that before. Amazing picture.

glitterati Fri 29-Jun-07 22:26:28

ah thanks for posting tiredemma - must update those IT skills somehow!!

Biglips Fri 29-Jun-07 22:29:31

gosh im quite tearful as that is an amazing piccy

MrsFish Fri 29-Jun-07 22:29:43

Wow, that is amazing, made me feel all weepy, especially as I am 27 weeks on sunday

fryalot Fri 29-Jun-07 22:30:02

tis amazing!

doyouwantfrieswiththat Fri 29-Jun-07 22:32:52


that photo was taken in 1999 ..I'm amazed I've never seen it before.

1973magpie Fri 29-Jun-07 22:40:21

Shouldn't the baby have been sedated/anaesthetised (sp!) if the surgeon was operating on his spine? Just hope it didn't hurt the little one, if not it's a fantastic picture

musicianswidowAKAmumofmonsters Fri 29-Jun-07 22:43:53

what happens to the amniotic fluid when they do that? and what do they replace it with?

glitterati Fri 29-Jun-07 22:45:00

that's what i thought too but seemed to turn out ok....the mother was an obstetric nurse apparently so she must have understood......

SconesandMajesticSandwiches Fri 29-Jun-07 22:48:08

In Emkanas link it does say the baby was anethesthetised and would not have been able to hold the hand (i.e. it most have been'posed/staged'). The photographer aparently disagrees, says the uterus shuddered and out popped the hand...

musicianswidowAKAmumofmonsters Fri 29-Jun-07 22:49:43

its notholding his hand though is it? its on top of his finger in a sort of fist

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