Phoenix woman gives birth to baby she carried outside of womb

Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic

Victor Perfecto of Phoenix gently caresses his new son Azelan Cruz Perfecto at PCH in Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix. On Monday, Nicolette Soto gave birth to the baby, whom she carried in her abdomen, not in her womb.


By Richard Ruelas - Posted at azcentral.com:

In a pregnancy that defied the odds, a Phoenix woman gave birth Monday to a baby she had carried just outside her uterus, a feat so rare that doctors couldn't say for sure whether such a birth had ever occurred before.

Azelan Cruz Perfecto began the day in a precarious position, surrounded by a thin wall of membrane and muscle just outside the safety of his mother's womb. Doctors knew they needed to operate to get him out, fearing that if they waited too long, his protective bubble would burst.

His mother, Nicollete Soto, 27, of Phoenix, had been advised by doctors that carrying the baby brought risk to both his life and hers, but she wanted to see the pregnancy through, said her boyfriend, Victor Perfecto.

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