A new mother claims that she was forced to catch her own intestines & # 39; – after her surgical scar was reopened after a caesarean section.
Mel Bremner, from Aberdeenshire, bent over to pick up the shampoo in the shower when she saw her organs out, five days after delivery.
The 38-year-old stumbled to the bank with the help of partner Aidan Johnson, 40, who covered her with a towel while waiting for paramedics.
The hotel's waitress posed for an extraordinary photo as they waited, before being transferred to the hospital for emergency treatment.
Mel Bremner from Aberdeenshire stooped to pick up the shampoo in the shower when she saw her organs pour out, five days after delivery
The 38-year-old stumbled to the bank with the help of partner Aidan Johnson, 40 years old, who carried her a towel while waiting for paramedics (pictured with daughter Nadie in 2011)
Ms Bremner underwent an emergency C section on December 9, 2011, after she was late and did not work out despite medical intervention.
The procedure at Dr. Gray's Hospital in Elgin seemed to go smoothly and she was quickly at home with daughter Nadie and partner Aidan.
She said that her wound dressing had been inspected in the operating room before she left the hospital, and she was expected to leave sufficiently.
Her partner noticed two & # 39; white blobs & # 39; in the middle of the wound – now thought they were fat – but they did not suspect something was wrong.
The chilling incident happened the next day in the shower. She said: "I was only a few minutes inside and I stooped to get the shampoo.
& # 39; I no longer know if I felt it happen or saw it happen first, but my guts slipped from my stomach. I put my hands under it to catch it.
Bremner later had daughters Allie, now four, and Robyn, now three, at C-section, despite the traumatic experience with Nadie, now seven (pictured with her partner Aidan)
I realized that if I screamed it would put pressure on my stomach, and if I screamed it would all fall out, so I tried quietly to call Aidan. & # 39;
He quietly led her from the shower to the living room sofa, leaned on her feet, and pulled a towel to cover her as she called an ambulance.
The couple considered to cover her with film, but waited for paramedics who then called the air ambulance to bring her to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
Mrs Bremner added: "I do not think that the woman really believed him at the end of the phone. I was sitting there holding my guts all the time. I do not dare to move my hands. & # 39;
CAN INTERNAL ORGANS GET OUT OF A C-SECTION LIT?
Mike Savvas, gynecologist from the hospital of King Edward VII and King's College Hospital, London, said that such incidents are rare, but they can happen & # 39 ;.
He told MailOnline in 2015: & # 39; With every time you cut into the belly, this can happen – it is not unheard of.
& # 39; But it is especially rare with horizontal incisions, as made during C-sections. & # 39;
He added that the dramatic sequence of events that Ms. Bell had described was also & # 39; very rare & # 39; used to be.
& # 39; If there is a bit of a gap (of the wound), a part of the intestine bulges out.
& # 39; It is not just a matter of opening up wounds and spilling everything out. & # 39;
Another problem is that while new mothers traditionally stay in hospital for five days, shorter hospital stays mean that women are increasingly being made redundant, such as Mrs Bell.
& # 39; If such an event happens while a woman is in the department, it is a lot faster and easier – and less alarming – to deal with than at home, & # 39; he explained.
She was operated and was back home in the hospital after a few days.
The couple claims that the consultant of the c-section later speculated that he had cut the end of the thread too short while he had sewn it up, or the knot did not tie it tight enough.
Mrs. Bremner later had daughters Allie, now four, and Robyn, now three, at C-section, despite the traumatic experience with Nadie, now seven.
She added: "If Aidan had panicked, I think I would have it too, but he was brilliant and calm. & # 39;
Ms. Bremner shared the photo with the parenting site ChannelMum.com in an attempt to make the myth that C-sections & # 39; easy & # 39; to be expelled.
She said: & # 39; When I look at that photo, I remember sitting there and my stomach and the inside were literally in my hands.
& # 39; It gargled all around and moved. It was horrible. I sat there thinking "oh my god, I hold my guts". It was pretty scary.
& # 39; Everyone asked me "what did you do?" but I did not do anything I should not have done-I was just taking a shower. & # 39;
Mrs. Bremner, from Madcuff, added that people think that a C-section is the easy way out & # 39; is, but said that this is only a myth.
She added: "It's a big operation, but they do not say that at the time. They just tell you & # 39; take it easy & # 39; and you go home.
& # 39; I think that after the birth you are expected to get up and move on. People always tell you to take it easy, but you simply say "things are going well". & # 39;
A spokesperson from Dr. Gray's Hospital declined to comment.
Ms. Bremner shared the photo with the parenting site ChannelMum.com in an attempt to make the myth that C-sections & # 39; easy & # 39; to expel (pictured with her family)