Doctor delivered baby, then saw the umbilical cord and ‘made a troubling discovery’!
Reddit is great when you’re cruising around the Internet for interesting stories. Millions of people visit Reddit everyday who just love to share their personal experiences with the world. One user posted an amazing photo and described the miracle that was the birth of his son. Women are biologically meant to carry and give life to children. Regardless of that, it’s pretty common for something to go wrong during this time. There is no short supply of infant and women casualties, due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth. This is especially true in underdeveloped countries. One of the causes of this, is the umbilical cord.
According to the health officials, the umbilical cord is responsible for delivering nutrients and oxygen from the mother to the baby during it’s time developing in the placenta. Unfortunately, if the umbilical cord ends up in the wrong place, things could take a turn for the worst. The infant could suffocate from having the cord wrapped around its neck. The cord could also get tangled, cutting off the source of life. This Redditor found this out the hard way. The pregnancy of the Reddit user’s wife went as smoothly as anyone could hope for. There were no infections, no serious complications, and no extreme burden on her body.
When the couple prepared for the baby to come, they made all of the typical arrangements. There was no way that all of their preparation could prepare them for what would happen. When the big day finally arrived, everything was going as planned. After a few hours of labor, his wife was moved into the delivery room. So, the brave man went with her, but stayed off to the side, so he didn’t end up in the doctor’s way. After all of the waiting, the baby’s head began to crown. He watched as his newborn baby was born, completely in awe. When he heard his child’s first cry, his heart was stolen. The baby was cleaned and checked out by the doctor and all he could about was how happy he was.
When the doctors found something on his baby, he was immediately pulled out of his state of bliss. When the doctors were cutting the umbilical cord, they noticed that it was tied in a perfect knot! Most of the time, that would mean that blood wasn’t flowing to the baby, or eliminating waste, and they would surely die. But this baby was breathing normally, crying, and his skin was the normal color. He was perfect! Doctors knew how rare it was for something like this to happen, so they urged the father to capture it. Another Reddit user stated that he was an anesthesiologist that had over 15 years experience in the delivery and operating rooms. He told congratulations, and then told him how lucky their family was. He said that during his career he had seen so many miraculous things happen, but the saddest story was one involving the umbilical cord.