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Woman Left Holding Her Intestines In Her Hands After C-Section Stitches Tear Days After Giving Birth

Woman Left Holding Her Intestines In Her Hands After C-Section Stitches Tear Days After Giving Birth

The c-section consultant reportedly told the couple that he had either cut the thread too short or hadn't tied the knot tight enough while stitching her up.

A new mother was left holding her own intestines after her c-section stitches opened up five days after giving birth. Mel Bremner, 38, was taking a shower and bent down to pick up her shampoo and saw something terrifying -- her intestine spilled out, reports Mirror. Luckily her partner Aidan Johnson, 40, was around to help her and she gingerly made her way to the couch as Johnson put a towel on the lower abdomen and waited for the emergency paramedics to arrive at their residence.



 

Bremner, who claims to have a high pain threshold, even posed for a photo while waiting to be airlifted to a hospital. She also shared the picture on a parenting site to let other moms know that c-sections are not "easy" and urged people to take the doctor's advice seriously after surgery. Talking to Mirror, Bremner said: "When I look at that photo I remember sitting there and my stomach and insides were literally in my hands. It was all gurgling around and moving. It was awful. I was sitting there thinking 'oh my god I'm holding my intestines'. It was quite creepy. Everyone was asking me 'what have you been doing?' but I wasn't doing anything I shouldn't have - I was just having a shower." She also decided to dispel the myths that c-sections is easy and added: "People think that c-section is the easy way out. It's really not. It's major surgery, but they don't tell you that at the time. They just tell you 'take it easy' and away you go home. I think after giving birth you are sort of expected to get up and get on with it. People are always telling you to take it easy but you just say 'I'm fine'.

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The hotel waitress from Macduff, Aberdeenshire had an emergency C-section on December 9, 2011, when she was overdue but wasn't dilating in spite of medical intervention. Everything was fine, the procedure at Dr. Gray's Hospital in Elgin went smoothly and she quickly went back home with her daughter Nadie and partner. She even adds that doctors inspected her wound dressing before letting her go. However, four days later, her partner found "two blobs" around the middle of the wound four days later after birth but didn't find any reason to suspect if anything was wrong. 

Recalling the sequence of events, she adds: "I had only been in for a couple of minutes and I bent down to get the shampoo. I don't remember if I felt it happen or saw it happen first, but my intestines were slipping out of my stomach. I put my hands underneath to catch it. I realized if I shouted out it would put pressure on my stomach, and that if I shout it will all fall out, so I was just trying to call out calmly to Aidan."

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Johnson quickly came through to guide her out of the shower and to the living room, put up her feet, and covered her with a towel, before calling for an ambulance. However, the call wasn't exactly a simple one. "I don't think the woman on the end of the phone believed him really," she stated. "I was sat there holding my insides the whole time. I daren't move my hands." Once at the hospital, she had surgery and two days later, she was back home again. The c-section consultant reportedly told the couple that he had either cut the thread too short or hadn't tied the knot tight enough while stitching her up. Bremner has had three more children since the harrowing incident with one of them through a c-section, having lived past the trauma. She credits her partner for helping her pull through this peacefully: "If Aidan had panicked I think I would have too, but he was brilliant and calm."



 
 

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