Unborn baby receives surgery inside womb six weeks before birth | ITV News

Doctors in the UK have performed pre-birth spine surgery on an unborn fetus – an operation that has only been carried out three times previously in Britain.

Mother Bethan Simpson was only 24 weeks pregnant when doctors at University College Hospital in London performed on unborn Eloise, who had been diagnosed with spina bifida – a condition which means her spine hadn’t formed properly.

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