Couple Sues Doctors for Botched Baby Birth

The expectant couple's son's head was separated from his neck during delivery.

Arteisha Betts, Travis Ammonette (Facebook)

In what can only be described as a parent's worst nightmare, a Missouri couple are suing a team of doctors for separating their newborn son's head from his neck during delivery -- then trying to cover it up. Arteisha Betts and Travis Ammonette were advised that she should deliver via cesarian section by their OB-GYN, but the couple says Betts' delivering doctor pushed for a vaginal birth with deadly consequences. During her labor and vaginal delivery, the couple says their son was decapitated, then a doctor pushed the baby back into Betts' birth canal. After a subsequent c-section, the doctor removed him from Betts' body and presented the infant to his parents, reports the Daily News.

During a February 2011 appointment, the couple claimed, Dr. Susan Moore told them their baby boy would have to be delivered by caesarian because his abdomen was too large for a normal birth, according the CNS report.

Betts went into labor on March 22, just 28 weeks into what is normally a 40-week pregnancy.

The delivering doctor at St. John's Mercy Medical Center, Dr. Gilbert Webb, refused to perform a C-section and "would only agree to deliver her baby by way of attempted trial of vaginal delivery," the complaint said, according to Patch.

Read more at the Daily News.

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