Thursday, December 6, 2012

A woman gave birth to a "mummy baby" after 46 years of being pregnant

From: Deena W.
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Shocking Story Of A Woman Who Gave Birth To A Mummy

A woman gave birth to a "mummy baby" after 46 years of being pregnant

A Lithopedion is better known as a stone baby, is actually a calcified mass, which used to be a live foetus. Although this condition is extremely rare and odd, it does happen. In 1955 a 26 year old woman named Zahra Aboutalib was rushed to the hospital to deliver her baby, but after and excruciating 48 hour labor, she still could not deliver the baby so she had to undergo a caesarean section but the thought of dieing in child labor terrified the woman and urged her to flee the hospital and hide in her home. After doing so, she gave birth nearly 50 years later to a mummy baby. How is that possible? Take a look at the pictures and read the story about ancient beliefs of “sleeping babies”

After a few days of staying inside and the pains disappeared. In modern days, everyone would know that under no circumstance could this be normal, but an old Moroccan myth says that a baby can go asleep n the mother’s womb due to black or white magic and be can be born after the normal term alive and well.

That wasn’t the case of Zahra, who went into labor pains 47 years later and was rushed again to the hospital to give birth to her “47-year-old-baby”. The doctors took out a calcified mass which bared a remarkably resemblance to a mummy. In order to protect itself, the mother’s organism encased the foetus in a calciferous substance so that the immune system does not start a reaction.

So there you have it, the story behind “stone babies”. However unfortunate the situation is, it is amazing how old and bizarre myths influence communities.

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