Mum shares amazing photo of her newborn baby born with her intestines on the outside Mum shares amazing photo of her newborn baby born with her intestines on the outside
A MUM has shared this powerful photo of her “inside-out” baby – born with her intestines on the OUTSIDE. Medics wrapped little Ava-Rose Nightingale’s body... Mum shares amazing photo of her newborn baby born with her intestines on the outside

A MUM has shared this powerful photo of her “inside-out” baby – born with her intestines on the OUTSIDE.

Medics wrapped little Ava-Rose Nightingale’s body in cling film stop infection after she was born with gastroschisis.

 Ave-Rose was born with intestines on the outside of her tiny body

The incredible photo – taken minutes after she was born – shows her organs growing outside her body because her abdominal wall didn’t completely form before birth.

Moments later the newborn was whisked off for a risky three-hour operation to save her life.

Mum Chloe Walters, 21, is now sharing the gory photo in a bid to raise awareness of the rare condition, which affects 1 in 3,000 babies and wasn’t picked up at her first scan.

The diary farmer, from Johnstown, Carmarthen, Wales, said she could only bring herself to look at the graphic snap two weeks later.

 Little Ave-Rose with her dad Scott Nightingale

She said: “It was such a scary experience. They told me I wouldn’t be able to hold her but I was so upset I got to for five seconds.

“Her intestines were on her and they looked bigger than her. It was like huge blobs of flesh and red.

“But I didn’t even have time to rest before the doctor was in with me explaining the risks of her surgery.

“Of course they had to tell me but it was really scary having to sign her life away just after she was born.

 Ave-Rose, as she is now, is now happy and healthy thanks to her life-saving operation

“Handing her over was really hard. The family got to see her all wrapped up in clingfilm just before the operation and someone took a photo.

“They wrapped her all up in the cling film – just like the stuff from the kitchen – to keep them clean and moist and to keep her warm.

“I couldn’t believe it that this piece of kitchen cling film was keeping her going before her operation.

“I couldn’t look at the photo. At the time I didn’t want it and to see it would have broken my heart.

 Baby Ave-Rose clutches her parent's finger as she is cared for in hospital

“But after two weeks I wanted to see it. I built up the courage to have a look and while it was horrible it shows how far she has come.

“To look at her now you’d never know what she has been through.”

Chloe had a totally normal 12 week scan but medics noticed an abnormality at a private 16-week one.

She describes seeing “scribbles” around her body – her organs spilling out of a hole in her body.

 She was born with gastroschisis where her intestines grew outside her body because her abdominal wall didn't completely form before birth

“It looked like lots of loops all around her body,” said Chloe.

“It was really upsetting. I was so excited about seeing her but when they told me their might be a problem it was so scary.”

She immediately went to A&E where doctors diagnosed gastroschisis and she endured endless scans throughout her pregnancy.

And to add extra worry, she had anterior placenta – where the placenta is on the front wall of the womb – she she didn’t feel a single movement throughout her pregnancy.

 Her mum shared the gory photo in a bid to raise awareness of the rare condition which affects 1 in 3,000 babies

Little Ava-Rose was born via natural delivery on May 21 at University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff weighing 6lb 8oz – surrounded by a dozen experts.

Tearful Chloe got a “five second cuddle” before her daughter was whisked off, wrapped in clingfilm, and prepared for surgery by Dr Kim Hutton.

After doctors successfully put her organs back in place she was still on oxygen for seven days after she “forgot how to breathe” thanks to the morphine and op.

She was fed through a long line into her head – forcing doctors to shave her hair – for 14 days before she was slowly introduced to milk.

 She has made an excellent recovery from the three-hour operation

After seven weeks in hospital she was finally allowed home in late-June and is now happy and healthy with Chloe and dad Scott Nightingale, 23.

Chloe plucked up the courage to post a photo showing Ava-Rose’s insides covering her entire front on Facebook to raise awareness.

Her message – seen by hundreds of mums – said: “Unfortunately the UK doesn’t recognise this day yet but as this affects 1 in 3000 babies with no known cause. Hopefully this will change!

“Gastroschisis normally occurs on boys and mothers under the age of 20 at my 16 week private scan.

 Ave-Rose from Carmarthen, Wales, is now 'happy and healthy' after the risky operation

“I was told my baby had gastroschisis after regular appointments and check ups I was told there was a chance I could go into labour anytime from 32 weeks as this was common with babies with this defect and also the chances of stillborn became higher at 39 weeks 4 days.

“Ava-Rose was born. At one hour old she was sent down for operation that saved her life. Thanks to doctors at Cardiff Heath hospital. I couldn’t thank them enough for saving are little girl.

“Seven weeks in recovery and she now home fit and healthy.”

Obinna Onyia

  • Princess

    2017-10-10 #1 Author

    So beautiful😍😍😍


    • Cece

      2017-10-14 #2 Author

      Baby so cute. ❤


  • ghelle

    2017-10-10 #3 Author

    praise the Lord for this wonderful miracle..


  • Kaci

    2017-10-10 #4 Author

    This Is So Cute


    • Marian

      2017-10-14 #5 Author

      Omg this is so adorable❤️😍😘


  • Kaci

    2017-10-10 #6 Author

    This Is Amazing 😍😍💘


  • Dana

    2017-10-10 #7 Author

    God bless this child 😍🙏🏼


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    2017-10-10 #8 Author

    Awe, this story is amazing she is absolutely beautiful.


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    2017-10-10 #9 Author

    she is so beautiful and strong.


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    2017-10-10 #10 Author

    Omg she is beautiful


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    2017-10-10 #11 Author

    She so adorable 😍❤️


  • Sierra

    2017-10-10 #12 Author

    This is such a beautiful story , God Bless your baby ❤️



    2017-10-10 #13 Author

    My grandson was born in 2005 with exactly the same condition, today he’s a lively 12year old rascal who brings us great joy!!!All thanks be to God and the medical staff of Red Cross Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa


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    2017-10-10 #14 Author

    She is Beautiful 💗


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    2017-10-10 #15 Author

    Awe glad she’s okay!❤️


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    2017-10-11 #16 Author

    Keeping u in my prayers for a long and healthy life ❤️


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    2017-10-11 #17 Author

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    2017-10-11 #18 Author

    Wow God’s work is never a mistake nor a curse…what a cute boy it was God’s will for him to come like that so that he can join his parents together..


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    2017-10-11 #19 Author

    Pray for this baby so beautiful


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    2017-10-11 #20 Author

    This is so heart warming. Love this!


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    2017-10-11 #21 Author

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    2017-10-11 #22 Author

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    2017-10-11 #23 Author

    Pray for this baby so beautiful


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    2017-10-11 #24 Author

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    2017-10-11 #25 Author

    I’m going pray for the beautiful baby


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    2017-10-11 #26 Author

    god bless 💚 I’m praying for her


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    2017-10-11 #27 Author

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    2017-10-11 #28 Author

    Glad she’s okay she’s a beautiful blessed baby ❤️


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    2017-10-12 #30 Author

    Bless this little Beauty 💕


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    2017-10-12 #31 Author

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    2017-10-12 #32 Author

    Praise the Lord!!!!


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    2017-10-12 #34 Author

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    2017-10-12 #35 Author

    Blessed… beautiful baby girl…


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    2017-10-12 #36 Author

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    2017-10-12 #39 Author

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    2017-10-12 #41 Author

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    2017-10-13 #45 Author

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    2017-10-13 #46 Author

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    2017-10-13 #49 Author



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    2017-10-14 #56 Author

    Thank God for everything…..she’s cute.


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    2017-10-14 #57 Author

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    2017-10-15 #64 Author

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    2017-10-16 #67 Author

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    2017-10-16 #68 Author

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