Unborn Leicester baby saved by windpipe operation

A baby from Leicester underwent a life-saving operation while she was still in her mother's womb. The procedure to clear a blockage from the windpipe of Sienna Smith, who is now eight-months-old, was the first of its kind at Leicester's hospitals.

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  1. Rajiv Popat

Unborn baby saved by pioneering operation

The parents of a baby girl from Leicester say they're eternally grateful to medical staff who carried out a life saving operation on their daughter while she was still in her mother's womb.

During a routine scan, Sarah Harrup was told her unborn baby had a swelling on the throat. Doctors were worried she wouldn't be able to breathe when she was born.

So they decided to perform a caesarian section and operate on little Sienna BEFORE she was born. Rajiv Popat reports.

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