If you had to give yourself a C-section to save your unborn baby, could you do it? Having given birth to my own child, I’m not sure I could. But this woman did it. She had no other choice: she lost a previous baby during protracted labor, and she lived in a small village eight hours drive from the nearest hospital.
Holy mother of god.
(thanks to Christine for sending this in!)
[Edit] Some more info available here, since the above link is sparse on details — this happened in 2000 in rural Mexico, meaning the kid is a teenager. The mother’s name is Ines Ramirez Perez.