Thursday, April 05, 2007

Popular TV show House Shows Unborn Child Grabbing Doc's Finger - Must See YouTube Clip

Popular TV show House Shows Unborn Child Grabbing Doc's Finger - Must See YouTube Clip
Riveting section considered to be one of television’s most memorable moments

By Hilary White

April 5, 2007 ( – A dramatic episode of the popular evening television drama, House, that shows an unborn child, from an opened womb, grasping a surgeon’s finger during surgery, has led to flood of Internet chatter.

The screenplay presents a 42 year-old, pregnant rock and roll photographer who suffers a stroke. Doctors discover the cause is a rare condition called Maternal Mirror Syndrome, in which the mother’s health mimics the distress level of her unborn child. The baby’s kidneys are failing, a situation that is likely to end in the death of both mother and child.

The diagnostician recommends abortion, steadfastly refusing to consider the unborn child a person and insisting on calling him a “fetus”, but the mother, Emma, adamantly refuses to consent. Emma begins to suffer life-threatening symptoms including jaundice and liver failure but she continues to refuse to abort and her child is two weeks away from viability.

Emma’s determination to save the life of her child convinces the doctor to try a revolutionary surgery in which the uterus is carefully removed from the mother, opened and the child treated and returned to the womb.

During the course of this delicate surgery the famously unemotional and sardonic doctor stands transfixed as the child reaches out of the uterus and grasps his finger with a tiny hand.

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Anonymous said...

Maybe all of hollyweird isn't all weird.

FloridaWife said...


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