Posted on Monday, 12 March, 2012 | 21 comments| News tip by: Still Waters
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A woman in Poland spent almost 3 months upside-down to save the lives of her two premature babies
Doctors suggested the unusual position after the first of her three babies was born prematurely and died, by positioning her upside-down they were able to help the remaining two infants survive. "I sighed with relief that there was a chance to keep the pregnancy and to give the babies a chance to be born successfully," she said. Fortunately the technique was a success and babies Iga and Ignacy were soon born after a total of 32 weeks.
"Joanna Krzysztonek eventually gave birth to baby girl Iga and boy Ignacy 2-1/2 months later on February 15 at a neo-natal clinic in the south-western Polish town of Wroclaw and said the idea of lying in an awkward position for weeks on end hadn't bothered her."