A new mother claims she was forced to "take" her bowel – after her surgical scar was reopened following a caesarean section.
Mel Bremner, from Aberdeenshire, bent down to pick up the shampoo in the shower when she saw her organs come out five days after delivery.
The 38-year-old approached the sofa with the help of companion Aidan Johnson, 40, who covered her with a towel while waiting for the paramedics.
The maid of the hotel posed for an extraordinary photo while they waited, before being transported to the airport for emergency treatment.
Mel Bremner from Aberdeenshire bent down to collect the shampoo in the shower when she saw her organs come out five days after delivery
The 38 year old approached the sofa with the help of partner Aidan Johnson, 40, who covered her with a towel while waiting for the paramedics (pictured with her daughter Nadie in 2011)
Ms. Bremner suffered an emergency caesarean on December 9, 2011, after she was late, and was not expanding despite medical intervention.
The procedure at Dr Gray's Elgin Hospital seemed to proceed smoothly, and would soon return home with daughter Nadie and partner Aidan.
He said his surgical dressing was inspected before leaving the hospital, and she was judged well enough to leave.
His companion noticed two "white spots" in the middle of the wound four days after birth – now it was thought to be fat – but they did not suspect anything was wrong.
The horrible accident happened the day after in the shower. He said: "I was only for a couple of minutes and I bent over to take the shampoo.
"I do not remember if I heard it happening or seen it happen before, but my gut was slipping out of my stomach, I put my hands under it to get it.
Mrs. Bremner later had daughters Allie, now four, and Robyn, now three, for C-section, despite the traumatic experience with Nadie, now seven (pictured with her partner Aidan)
"I realized that if I shouted it would put pressure on my stomach, and if I had screamed everything would fall down, so I was just trying to calmly call Aidan."
He led her quietly from the shower to the living room sofa, lifted her feet and took a towel to cover her while calling an ambulance.
The couple thought to cover it with a transparent film, but waited for the paramedics who then called the air ambulance to take her to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
Mrs. Bremner added: "I do not think the woman at the end of the phone really believed him, I was sitting there holding my inner parts all the time." I dare not move my hands. "
CAN THE INTERNAL ORGANS EXECUTE OUTSIDE THE SCAR-C-SECTION?
Mike Savvas, gynecologist consultant at the Hospital of King Edward VII and King's College Hospital in London, said that while such incidents are rare, "they can happen".
He told MailOnline in 2015: "With any time of abdominal incision, this can happen – it's not unheard of.
"However, it is particularly rare with horizontal incisions, as done during sections C" & # 39;
He added that the dramatic sequence of events that Ms. Bell had described were also "very rare".
& # 39; If there's a little bit of gorge (of the wound), then a little of the intestine swells.
"It is not just the case that the wound opens and everything is reversed".
Another problem is that while new mothers have traditionally been hospitalized for five days, shorter hospital stays mean that women are increasingly discharged earlier, such as Bell.
"If such an accident occurs while a woman is in the ward, it is much easier and faster – and less alarming – to take care of it than at home," he explained.
She underwent surgery and after a couple of days in the hospital came home.
The couple states that the c-section consultant later speculated that he had cut the end of the thread too short while sewing it up, or had not tightened the knot tight enough.
Mrs. Bremner later had her daughters Allie, now four, and Robyn, now three, for C-section, despite the traumatic experience with Nadie, now seven.
He added: "If Aidan had panicked, I think I would have done it myself, but it was bright and calm."
Ms. Bremner shared the photo with the parents site ChannelMum.com in an attempt to dispel the myth that the C sections are "easy".
He said: "When I look at that picture I remember sitting there and my stomach and the interiors were literally in my hands.
"He was spinning around and moving in. It was terrible, I was sitting there thinking" oh my god, I'm holding my gut. "It was rather disturbing.
"Everyone was asking me," What are you doing? "But I was not doing anything I should not have – I was taking a shower."
Ms. Bremner, from Madcuff, added that people think that a caesarean section is "the easiest way", but said it is only a myth.
He added: "It's an important surgery, but they do not tell you at the moment. They just tell you you're calm and go away from home.
"I think postpartum you expect to get up and move on, people always tell you to take it easy, but just say" I'm fine ".
A spokesman for Dr Gray's Hospital declined to comment.
Ms. Bremner shared the photo with the ChannelMum.com parent site in an attempt to dispel the myth that the C sections are "easy" (pictured with her family)