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I found this quote on a BBC website about a mother who had a rare abdominal ectopic pregnancy that went to term. Not only is that extremely rare, but I kid you not, this is part of what it said:<br><br>
"... The embryo had implanted in a layer of fat covering the lining of the bowel called the omentum, from which it was able to draw its nutrition. ......... He admitted that it was only decided to deliver the infant by Caesarean because it had not fully turned and was lying across its mother. "<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Hadn't fully turned..... THEN what?! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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The baby would have had to be born by surgery (not really a c section, because they wouldn't have needed to cut the uterus since the baby wasn't even in the uterus!) so, what I am thinking is that they didn't realize that the pregnancy was a full term ectopic, and planned to do a c section just because the baby wasn't head down....likely describing here a transverse lie. It would have been a surprise to find that the baby was just inside the abdominal cavity, and that this was the reason the baby hadn't "fully turned".
 

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Oops, I didn't see that you had put the link in...just checking that out now to see if I would add or change anything I wrote.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The baby would have had to be born by surgery (not really a c section, because they wouldn't have needed to cut the uterus since the baby wasn't even in the uterus!) so, what I am thinking is that they didn't realize that the pregnancy was a full term ectopic, and planned to do a c section just because the baby wasn't head down....likely describing here a transverse lie. It would have been a surprise to find that the baby was just inside the abdominal cavity, and that this was the reason the baby hadn't "fully turned".</div>
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Oh sure.... Ruin my fun. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Actually, they did say that they thought her uterus on u/s was a fibroid on her cervix (?!?) hence why they didn't realize it was an ectopic pregnancy. Still, that's very hard to believe that they missed it that far into pregnancy.
 

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Ok, now I have read the story, thanks. Let me know if I got it right, or helped, with what you were confused about....normally one of the true indications for c section is "persistent transverse lie". She obviously had a reason for that! Now, without confusing us any further, I'll stop here!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Ok, now I have read the story, thanks. Let me know if I got it right, or helped, with what you were confused about....normally one of the true indications for c section is "persistent transverse lie". She obviously had a reason for that! Now, without confusing us any further, I'll stop here!!</div>
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Oh I understood that. I just thought it was funny that THAT was the indication- not the fact that the baby had no other exit route. (Known or not....) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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Wow, that's absolutely amazing. Those kinds of pgs are so rare, and often the mom is on bedrest, barely surviving herself, because the baby is putting so much more stress on her to get its nutrients, because things aren't set up the way your body is built for.
 

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Just from the blurb provided, this sounds like the best possible way to have an ectopic pregnancy if one is unfortunate enough to have an ectopic pregnancy. I wish there was a way to get all placentas to take some nutrition from the body's fat stores. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Wow...<br><br>
I saw a discovery health channel show a few years ago where a woman had triplets, 2 in her uterus and one ectopic, and they all survived...I don't think she carried to term (but I don't think many triplets are carried to term) but they were all carried till viability.
 

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I'd be really curious to find out if children who implant like that wind up with any long term health problems related to not having been getting nutrition in the right way while they were developing, or if they're for all intents and purposes just fine. Either way, I agree with the "wow"s.
 
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