Mum shares her horror after discovering doctors had performed an emergency C-Section not realising she had given birth naturally.

Amber Hughes, from Leicester, said medics were baffled after cutting her open and finding no baby. They only discovered her newborn son in the bed sheets two minutes later when he started crying, reported Daily Mail.

The 21-year-old had delivered baby Olly naturally at virtually the same moment doctors performed a caesarean section.

Amber said ‘It was horrific. I was expecting my bundle of joy to be passed to me, but instead I watched panic spread over doctors’ faces.

‘For two whole minutes they were truly baffled until they heard little cries coming from my lap and pulled up the sheet to find Olly lying in between my legs.

‘I wondered if it was the drugs I was on and I was imagining it, not only was I cut open unnecessarily, but my poor baby was under a sheet alone.

‘I didn’t even receive an apology. The doctor just explained that my baby had already began his descent in the birth canal when they cut me open and it was an odd situation.

‘I now have a visible scar that wasn’t needed, and I’m still recovering from my C-section.’

Amber said how doctors frantically moved around her bed, before finding Olly under a sheet.

She said: ‘I was literally going into meltdown, where had my baby gone? It couldn’t just disappear.

‘Suddenly we heard something. Then they found Olly under the sheet, having passed naturally.

‘I was on an anaesthetic but could sense the panic. When we heard him cry I couldn’t fight my own tears.’

Weighing in at a tiny 3lb 6oz, Olly was taken to the antenatal unity, before being handed to the nervous couple an hour later.

A doctor later explained to the couple that as they performed the successful C-section, Olly had already began his descent in the birth canal.

What a very unusual birth story!

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  • wow i wonder what the circumstances were that lead up to going to get the c-sec? especially if she managed to delivery normally and all was well. what a crazy story


  • Yes, fortunately the baby is OK but what about the unnecessary surgery which has restricted the Mother’s life until physical healing is complete?? Not being able to do or everyday things for 6 weeks you would have been able to do otherwise.


  • That is quite a story,as long as the baby is healthy and well that’s what matters!


  • Wow. that’s terrible. That poor mum.


  • That is such a horrific story! How on earth can Doctors be so incompetent?! I am lost for words


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