Hey there, I recently found a story about a 46 year pregnancy and when I watched it/read it i was disgusted actually, but what you think is up to you.
This astonishing documentary examines two remarkable pregnancies. In one, a 75-year-old Moroccan woman gave birth to a ‘stone baby’, 46 years
after it was conceived. And a British woman describes her ectopic pregnancy, in which her baby developed outside the womb.
This almost always leads to the baby’s death, but in one of the cases, a boy who developed in the stomach lining and was delivered two months early,
survived as one of triplets – at odds of around 60 million to one.
In 1955, in a small village outside Casablanca, Zahra Aboutalib went into labour. Forty-eight hours later, the baby was still unborn so Zahra was
rushed to hospital. However, after watching a young woman die in agony on the operating table, she turned and fled in panic, convinced she would
suffer the same fate.
Days of excruciating pain followed, then the pains suddenly stopped. Zahra believed in the local myth of the ‘sleeping baby’, so put the pregnancy
out of her mind, believing the baby would be born at a later date.
This never happened, and many decades passed – during which time Zahra adopted three children and became a grandmother. Aged 75, the agonising pains
returned, but several doctors couldn’t explain them. Then Dr Taibi Quazzani, who felt that Zahra’s swollen stomach indicated an ovarian tumour,
sent her for scans.
The result was shocking: the mass inside Zahra’s stomach was a calcified baby. Unable to be born, the baby – which had developed outside the womb
and fused with Zahra’s internal organs – had died.
To protect itself from infection from this ‘foreign body’, the body developed a layer of hard calcified material around the dead baby. This
hardened over the years. The operation to remove the calcified foetus was a tricky one, as over the decades it had fused with both Zahra’s abdominal
wall and the internal organs.
Pretty amazing stories. About 20 years ago I had 2 stones the size of robins eggs taken from my left knee.
The Doc said that they were the calcified remains of ACL & PCL ligaments torn when I was about 10 years old. After 20 years of floating around in my
knee joint they were finally extracted. They now reside in a jar of alcohol in my medicine cabinet.
The body can do some pretty bizarre things.
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