Woman Has Emergency C-Section During Brain Surgery in 'Miraculous' Birth

A woman in Italy has successfully given birth to a baby while undergoing brain surgery, thanks to a team of doctors from across several disciplines.

The procedure happened in the Molinette hospital in Turin after a 33-year-old woman was admitted with an increasingly severe headache while also being around 31 weeks pregnant, according to Italian newspaper Il Mattino.

Doctors found they needed to operate on a brain injury to improve the woman's condition, but they were also concerned that her baby was at risk.

A team of neurosurgeons, gynecologists, obstetricians and neonatologists worked together to try to deliver the best outcome.

The baby was delivered via a caesarean procedure, after which the child was transported to the neonatal intensive care unit at the Sant'Anna hospital, also in Turin. The mother later joined the baby there.

The baby has since begun to feed and it has hugged its father, and it's now being assisted by care staff, according to the report.

The child's father, named as Franceso Sgrò by Il Mattino, described the small family as "the miraculous ones," and called the baby girl "a warrior."

The mother reportedly doesn't remember much about the whole thing, only that she was tested for COVID at one point.

"This enterprise demonstrates that together we often win, in addition to the fact that science is for everyone," said Professor Diego Garbossa, a neurosurgery expert involved in the procedure, according to newspaper Corriere Della Sera.

It's not the first time in recent weeks that a baby has been born in unusual circumstances.

Earlier in December, a woman made headlines after giving birth in a car as she was being driven to hospital by her husband.

Giving Birth in a Tesla

The car, a Tesla electric vehicle, had been placed on autopilot mode by the woman's husband while he helped talk her through the birth and keep an eye on the road.

The Philadelphia family had hoped to arrive at the hospital in time, but when they got there after navigating rush-hour traffic the baby had already arrived.

Thankfully hospital staff were nearby and nurses raced out to cut the baby's umbilical cord over the car's front seat, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.

"One the pediatrician said, 'She's healthy. Congratulations,' that was quite the sigh of relief," the child's father told the newspaper.

Meanwhile, the baby's mother, who had been worried about a long period of labor, reportedly described the birth as "perfect."

In another unusual setting, a U.K. woman made headlines this month after giving birth in a grocery store and naming a person who helped as its godmother.

Baby's hand
A file photo of an adult holding a young baby's hand. A woman has given birth in Italy while undergoing a brain operation. lovenimo/Getty