The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ruling 615

If a child dies in his mother’s womb and were he to remain in the womb he would be dangerous for the mother, he must be taken out in the easiest way possible; and there is no problem if one is compelled to cut the child’s body into pieces. Furthermore, if her husband is skilled [in this matter], he must take the child out. If this is not possible, a woman who is skilled [in this matter] must take him out. The mother can also refer this matter to someone who can better perform this task and is more suited to her condition, even if that person is not her maḥram.