Doctor Reportedly Pulls Baby's Head Off During Delivery As Father Watches In Horror

A doctor at Hospital das Clinicas da UFMG in the Santa Efigenia neighborhood of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, is under investigation for allegedly climbing onto a pregnant woman's stomach and pulling her baby's head off during childbirth in front of the father.

The family of the deceased baby claims that the child was alive during delivery and that the hospital attempted to coerce them into signing documents to cover up the incident.

The tragic event occurred on May 1.

After the death of her baby, Ranielly Coelho Santos, the mother, filed a complaint with the police two days after the failed delivery. The police are now investigating the matter.

Ms. Santos, aged 34 and a mother of a nine-year-old daughter, was admitted to the Hospital das Clinicas da UFMG, in the Santa Efigenia neighborhood of Belo Horizonte in Brazil on April 24, when she was 28 weeks pregnant, due to concerns over her high blood pressure.

Doctors later induced labor seven days later.

According to the family's report to the police, during the birth, the obstetrician, who remains unidentified, called the baby's father to observe the procedure.

The father, along with Ms. Santos' mother, watched as the baby began to emerge, and even saw her blinking and moving her mouth, indicating that she was alive.

However, in a shocking turn of events, the doctor reportedly climbed onto the mother's belly and forcefully pulled the baby, resulting in the baby's head being ripped off.

According to the police report, the family, who resides in Ribeirao das Neves, a municipality on the outskirts of Belo Horizonte, received an apology from the doctor for the tragic event during the delivery.

Later, a social worker from the hospital approached them and offered to cover all the costs for the baby's burial.

However, the offer came with a condition that they must sign documents stating that the hospital had already performed the autopsy, examined the baby's body, and that it would not be forwarded to the Legal Medical Institute (IML) for further analysis.

According to the family's lawyer, Jennifer Valente, the parents declined to sign the documents and later reported the incident to the police. The baby's remains were then taken to the IML for examination.

The hospital expressed its regret about the incident and stated that they will do everything possible to investigate the case while waiting for the autopsy report.

The family is expected to receive the baby's body, allowing them to bury their child.