The 34-year-old Indian woman from Durban, Janice Gupta, has given birth to a baby girl with a serious birth defect. Gupta’s infant was delivered via C-section weighing over 12 pounds. However, doctors say that 2.2 pounds of her body weight was due to the fact that the infant was born pregnant with twins.
It’s a strange occurrence that happens in 1 out of every 3 million babies born. Extremely rare, an infant will be born pregnant with anywhere from 1 to 3 babies present inside their own womb. In a situation like this, Dr. Roger says they must act quickly. “When the child is born, we must prepare for an abortion immediately. Otherwise, the child has little chance of surviving.” Doctors performed the abortion on baby Gupta when she was less than 24 hours old. The aborted babies were approximately 32 weeks gestation both weighing about 1 pound each.
Doctors had been preparing for the surgery ever since the mother’s ultrasound showed the horrifying reality. Baby Gupta is recovering from surgery and will remain in the hospital for a minimum of two months.