ABC News - Dr. Alexander Greenstein: "How Mom's Pregnancy Hid Deadly Appendicitis"
A pain was coming from Claire Hadden's appendix, the small pouch that usually protrudes from the large intestine into the lower right corner of the abdomen.
Only Hadden's had moved – a lot. It turns out a woman's appendix can move up to eight inches during pregnancy, depending on her height and how far along she is, according to Alexander Greenstein, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery and Health Evidence and Policy at The Mount Sinai Hospital. Learn more