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Woman Performs Her Own Caesarean and Survives

A 40-year-old rural Mexican woman gave birth to a healthy baby boy after performing a C-section on herself with a kitchen knife. It is thought to be the first known case of a self-inflicted Caesarean in which both the mother and baby survived. The woman performed the operation when she could not deliver the baby naturally, having lost a previous baby due to labor complications. She took three small glasses of hard liquor and, using a kitchen knife, sliced her abdomen in three attempts and...

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