A 44-year-old woman in the Nansha district of Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province, neglected to receive prenatal care before giving birth to a 4.6-kg baby, causing her uterus to rupture, Southern Metropolis Daily reported on Friday.
The woman, surnamed Tang, had an obstructed childbirth two years ago that led to a miscarriage. The newspaper reported that Tang neglected to receive prenatal care months before the miscarriage.
When she gave birth to the 4.6-kg baby on Friday, the birth caused her uterus to rupture, but both Tang and her baby are in good condition.
According to a doctor at a local hospital that is caring for Tang, roughly 50 per cent of local pregnant women receive prenatal care before they give birth. The doctor also said that the incidence of high-risk pregnancies is much higher in rural areas of China.