A baby stunned doctors when it was born with the umbilical cord wrapped around its neck six times- but was given a clean bill of health.
The medical marvel saw the infant born naturally but with the cord wrapped tightly around it’s neck like a snake.
It’s not unusual for the umbilical cord to be wrapped round a newborn tot, but six times – without consequences – is unheard of.
One doctor said they had never seen anything like it in 23 years.
Neither the mum nor her newborn suffered any medical consequences after medics managed to cut the umbilical cord free.
The wonder took place at the Yichang Central Hospital in the city of Yichang, in western China’s Hubei province, and was only revealed to the world after it was confirmed that the miracle tot was given a full clean bill of health.
Li Haur, director of obstetrics, told reporters: “I have been working for 23 years, and this is the first time I have seen an umbilical cord wrapped around a baby’s neck like this.”
The doctor remarked how the umbilical cord round the baby’s neck resembled a piece of ethnic neck jewellery.
She said the baby suffered no serious consequences after it was removed from their neck.
She said: “To find the umbilical cord wrapped around the baby’s neck is not uncommon and if it’s long enough, will usually not cause problems.”
Doctors had identified a problem with the umbilical cord wrapped round the baby’s neck when it was in the womb.
But they had no idea that it was wrapped round half a dozen times.
They had been able to prepare for what they were about to witness due to a detailed prenatal examination.
While the mum was constantly monitored throughout the pregnancy.
The mum, named in news reports by the surname of Dai, said: “I’m glad that my baby has no problem.”