Woman Did Own Caesarean Section to Give Birth

This is one tough mother: Ines Ramirez is the only woman known to have performed a successful Caesarean-section on herself!

The sun had set hours ago. The nearest clinic was 80km away over rough roads, and her husband, her only assistant during a half-dozen previous births, was drinking at a cantina. She had no phone and neither did the cantina.

So at midnight, after 12 hours of constant pain, the petite, 40-year-old mother of six sat down on a low wooden bench. She took several gulps from a bottle of rubbing alcohol, grabbed a 15-cm knife and began to cut.

By the light of a single dim bulb, Ramirez sawed through skin, fat and muscle before reaching inside her uterus and pulling out her baby boy. She says she cut his umbilical cord with a pair of scissors, then passed out.

That was March 5, 2000. Today the baby she delivered, Orlando Ruiz Ramirez, is a rambunctious 4-year-old. And Ines Ramirez is recognised internationally as a modern miracle: She is believed to be the only woman known to have performed a successful Caesarean-section on herself.

Could you imagine what grief she'd be able to lay on that boy when he misbehaves?

Link - Thanks Carelia!


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@ Ruby

Thanks for sidetracking the comments from what would have turned into another ugly ethical/morality/religious battle. Which unfortunately we have seen quite a lot recently on the site.

Now getting back to the story...

And of course this woman will definitely lay down the law when he kid goes something wrong. Heck, my Mom berates me with the, "I've carried you for 9 months you will respect my authority!" I can't imagine what this kids Mom will do,"I carried you for 9 months AND cut my belly open to give birth to you!"
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Yes, the dad's tale must be the real story here. He must've had quite an adventure if he was at the bar for more than 12 hours.

And can we go back to the rubbing alcohol thing for a second? How would that help with what she was about to do? Wouldn't it make her more sick than help her with the pain? Did she decide she'd rather be blind while she was operating?
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As I sidestep the argument/discussion that is beginning to ensue, I think this lady is amazing...AMAZING! We whine about ingrown toenails, but this lady did an amazing thing! While her hubby was out drinking!
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