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The Miracle Baby Born Twice

How can anyone be born twice? Here’s an incredible story from Texas.

Parents Chad and Keri McCartney took their four children to a routine ultrasound in Keri’s fifth pregnancy. Everyone was excited to see the new baby, and find out if their new sibling was going to be a boy or a girl. The ultrasound showed they were expecting a little girl – but it also showed a gigantic tumor growing from her back.

The tumor was the same size as their daughter, and if it kept growing it would eventually rob the baby of her blood supply and oxygen, a grim prognosis. It was non-cancerous, but would have been deadly to their little girl.

The only way to save their daughter was an incredible operation. The operation was performed when Keri was 6 months pregnant. The mom was deeply anethitised, so surgeons could pull her uterus completely out of her body. They then carefully opened it up, took her baby out, successfully removed the tumor, and tucked her back in.

Then everyone prayed that the pregnancy would continue long enough for the baby to recover from the surgery. It lasted just 10 more weeks, but that was enough. Baby Macie Hope was born for the second time on May 3, several weeks premature but otherwise healthy and tumor-free.

After a month recovering in the hospital, little Macie Hope gets to go home from the hospital with her family on Saturday.

What a wonderful story – wishing her and her family all the best!


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