A baby girl in Texas was born twice after doctors removed her from her mom’s womb to perform life-saving surgery before putting her back inside.
Doctors found a tumor on little Lynlee Boemer’s tailbone during a routine ultrasound just 16 weeks into her mom Margaret’s pregnancy.
Her only hope of survival was a medical procedure that involved surgeons taking her out of the womb for 20 minutes when she weighed just over 1 pound.
She was then put back inside her mom’s uterus where she remained for another 12 weeks — almost making it to full term — before Lynlee once again came into the world.
The miracle baby weighed 5 pounds when she was born again and following a brief check up she was taken to the nursery to be with the other babies.
Margaret had feared the worst when she received the news after the ultrasound telling CNN at Texas Children’s Hospital: “They saw something on the scan, and the doctor came in and told us that there was something seriously wrong with our baby and that she had a sacrococcygeal teratoma.”
“And it was very shocking and scary, because we didn’t know what that long word meant or what diagnosis that would bring.”