IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Life-saving surgery performed before baby takes first breath
It was life-saving surgery on a tiny baby before she'd even taken her first breath.
In a dramatic start to life, Hannah Arden needed an operation mid-way through her caesarean birth to survive.
RBWH Obstetrician Renuka Sekar delivered Hannah's head and shoulders, but kept the rest of the baby inside her mother, attached to the umbilical cord and placenta, to allow colleagues to perform the emergency procedure.