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Healthy and happy on her first birthday, the war zone miracle one-in-625 million baby who developed outside the womb

By The Siberian Times reporter
24 March 2018

Hailed as a ‘miracle’, Veronika is one of only a dozen cases in the world.

 ‘When I woke up, they told me I’d given birth to a miracle child.’ Picture: Social media

‘We were absolutely shocked,’ a  member of the gynaecology team on duty in Barnaul when they realised the full term foetus was in the mother’s abdomen not her womb.

Mother Inna, now 33, said: ‘When I woke up, they told me I’d given birth to a miracle child.’

Her daughter weighed in at a healthy 4.1 kilograms (9.1 lbs).

Surgeon Vladimir Borovkov, deputy head doctor at Altai Regional Prenatal Centre, Barnaul, said: 'There are not more than a dozen such cases in the world.

‘Abdominal pregnancy happens - and is not so rare.

‘But the cases when the child survives at full term are almost unique.’

Dimitriadi family


Dimitriadi family


Inna and Veronika

‘I must say, both my girls - Inna and Veronica -  are just magical. I'm very lucky.'  Pictures: Social media

He said: ‘The baby was conceived naturally. But the egg was implanted in an untypical place. 

‘The baby grew outside the uterus.’

Ten doctors participated in emergency surgery which was described as ‘high risk’ to the mother and baby but resulted in the successful arrival of the ‘one in 625 million child’.

A year ago the mother was not named but now Inna and her husband Denis Dimitriadi, 36, returned to the hospital to thank medics on her first birthday. 

Yoga coach Denis said: 'She is a lovely girl, cheerful, very cool, playful, everything is interesting for her. 

‘She’s an ideal child. 

Baby in amniotic sac


Baby in amniotic sac


Giving birth


Vladimir Borovkov

Surgeon Vladimir Borovkov: ‘The baby was conceived naturally. But the egg was implanted in an untypical place.' Pictures: Nashi Novosti

‘I must say, both my girls - Inna and Veronica -  are just magical. I'm very lucky.' 

Inna had a form of ectopic pregnancy for which abortion is recommended. 

Because at the time she was living in the war zone in eastern Ukraine, she did not visit the doctors. 

‘With my husband, I did not think it is necessary to go to the doctors,’ she said. ‘We have our own views. 

‘I didn’t want to have scans or take pills. We thought we would call the doctors only when my contractions began. 

‘I felt the baby moving inside me and I was sure that all was normal.

Veronika meets doctors


Veronika meets doctors

Inna and her husband Denis Dimitriadi, 36, returned to the hospital to thank medics on her first birthday. Pictures: Vesti.Altai

‘It was my first pregnancy and I was certain that it should be like this. 

‘But when the time came and there were no contractions, I decided to check. After the scan I was urgently sent for surgery.’

One of the doctors, Marat Zhazhiev, said: ‘We understood the surgery was a success when the baby girl began to scream. 

‘There was nothing more important than this scream.’

Comments (1)

Thanks be to God...miracles do happen...that's two today I've read about. & what a beautiful child has transpired from what could have been a tragedy. Bravo to the doctors/surgeons as well...may family of 4 now have healthy prosperous future.
Jaker, Dundalk
26/03/2018 01:46
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