Mum blasts hospital for a “nightmare” C-section birth accusing the gynaecologist of slicing the baby’s head with a scalpel leaving the infant needing six stitches.

The woman, who was only identified by her first name Helene due to strict privacy reasons, gave birth to a baby girl in Bezannes, a town near Reims in the Marne department of northeastern France.

Helene, who already has two daughters, said that the planned C-section for her third child turned into “a nightmare” when the gynaecologist sliced the girl’s head with a scalpel.

“As a result she required six stitches. Luckily it was not her face,” she said.

The French woman said she was appalled with hospital staff following the accident, shared Yahoo 7.

The hospital board called it a “rare incident” in a statement, clarifying that they “regret the situation”.

According to the statement, doctors are not to blame as they “performed their job well” and the mother and child “were not endangered at any time.”

Since her distressing experience a week ago, Helene’s daughter has since recovered from her scalpel wound.

The stitches have been removed and doctors said that apart from the possibility of a small scar, there will be no long-term effects to the girl’s well-being.

Helene is considering suing the hospital as she is angry that officials have yet to come forward with an apology.

She said: “What bothers me the most is that we did not get an explanation or an apology.”

Not the first time it’s happened!

We have shared the story before of a Mum horrified when a surgeon ‘sliced their baby girl’s head’ during birth.

Emma Edwards’ daughter was left with a one-and-a-half-inch scar between her eye and ear as a result. Read more here.

We also shared the horrific story of a Baby who was decapitated during a complicated delivery. Read more here.

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  • I honestly cannot comprehend how somethig like this would happen – totally awful and unacceptable!


  • How traumatic. I can imagine this mums distress about this.


  • Scary!! Seeing your bub for the first time and then having to deal with this


  • I thought they cut through the mums skin first and then popped the waters and took the baby out? Surely they should never be cutting so deep that the scalpel could even reach the baby?


  • So traumatic for the poor bub and mum. :(
    Hope the little one is ok


  • Surely the baby was visible through the sac. The baby could easily have lost one o both of her eyes or any type of other disability could have been caused. Taking into consideration the size of the baby that is not a small scar. It has at least 6 stitches in it.


  • I can’t understand how this could happen??


  • Such a bad experience for this poor mum and her baby. Not acceptable!


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