A pregnant woman in China has been saved after her unborn baby's leg pocked out of her womb in an "extremely rare" case, a hospital claimed.
The incident occurred on October 2, after mum Zhang - then 35 weeks pregnant - presented at the Peking University Shenzhen Hospital in China at 10am, initially complaining of an upset stomach, The Sun reports.
The wound had come from a previous operation. However, they performed a cesarean section and delivered the baby, the Daily Mail Online reported. Zhang is reported to be in stable condition as well.
Doctor Zhang Lei said the woman had been left with a scar on the uterus wall from the previous surgery, and the fetus ruptured it by kicking out. Zhang's amniotic fluid had also begun to flow into her abdomen.
Ms Zhang was immediately taken under the knife and her baby was born through C-section about 10 minutes later.
Zhong said that women who have operations like Zhang's to remove fibroids should wait one or two years before trying to have a baby.
Uterine rupture is reported to only be seen in 1 in 1,416, or 0.07% of pregnancies, but it can be extremely unsafe.
In 2016, a 33-year-old mother in France developed a tear on her uterus, through which her unborn baby's foot, still enclosed in the amniotic sac, went through.
The woman didn't show symptoms, and didn't know about the rupture until coming in for a routine ultrasound, according to Live Science.
What happened next was described in a statement by the Peking University Shenzhen Hospital.
Based on Ms Zhang's accounts, doctors suspected that she had a uterine rupture on the site of the previous incision. Doctors were reportedly able to fix the woman's uterus after the birth of her son.