Story By: Anastasia Smirnova, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
Video Credit: CEN/@show_news
A mother has given birth to this baby girl with a nose like a pig’s snout, a barely visible mouth and ears situated on her neck.
The infant was born in a private clinic in the eastern Azerbaijani capital Baku with remarkable facial anomalies that should have been spotted at an early stage of pregnancy, according to local media.
Reports said that the baby, a girl according to local media, barely has a mouth while her nose appears like a pig’s snout while her ears are positioned on her neck.
Despite the girl’s unusual facial features, her organs are functioning well and doctors said she is a healthy baby.
Azerbaijan head of obstetrics and gynaecology Sevyndzh Mamedova said the mother should have been informed about the child’s development during an ultrasound check in the third month of pregnancy as women can choose to abort in such situations.
She added: “As the child was born at a private clinic, we can’t check the baby without the mother’s permission. Neither I nor the chief neonatologist or the chief paediatrician were invited to check on the child.”
Mamedova said: “Failing to recognise such a deformity is a crime. The family can report their gynaecologist and an ultrasound specialist.”
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