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... That's icky. [Nov. 15th, 2005|02:47 pm]
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There are recorded cases of babies that have been delivered through the rectum. In rare instances, blockage of the mother’s vaginal orifice may force an unborn child into the rectal area and the baby must be expelled through the anus. A nineteenth-century British doctor named Payne cited the case of a thirty-three-year-old woman who gave birth in this manner. Dr. Payne, seeing that the child was located near the rectum, anesthetized the mother and delivered the child by forceps with little trouble.

[User Picture]From: maggiedacatt
2005-11-15 02:05 pm (UTC)
Could be unusually tough flesh? Of the sort that makes it so some women need their hymens surgically broken/removed?

Though I got the impression that in these cases, the vaginal wall and perineum are slit to accommodate the child, and then sutured afterward. This sounds gross and painful, but is actually far less destructive than letting things tear instead.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-11-15 03:24 pm (UTC)
Yeah, episiotimies are REALLY common... so I don't know. Maybe something with the bone structure in that area? I don't know.
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