Feb 20, 2014

84-Year Old Woman Pregnant for 44 Years. How Did It Happen?

In a  shocking and bizarre story in Brazil, Doctors found a 44-year-old fetus inside an 84-year-old elderly. The woman was rushed to the hospital due to an intense stomach pains and that's when the doctors made an amazing discovery. When the result of the Ultrasound came out, the X-rays revealed the unthinkable - a stone baby .

44 year old fetus


This rare phenomenon is known as lithopedion, in which the fetus grows and then dies outside of the uterus. With the body unable to purge itself of it, the dead fetus is instead covered in calcium as a means of protection, resulting in the "stone baby."

The woman says that 40 years ago, she got pregnant and during the said pregnancy she suffered pain and sought a healer for help. After taking what he had given her, she recalls her stomach didn't grow any more, the baby stopped moving, and she thought it had been aborted. What the woman didn’t know was that it was still inside her, outside her uterus.

The X-rays revealed the fetus face, the bones of the arms, the ribs, the spine and the legs which is believed to have died at between 20 and 28 weeks. The Brazilian woman says she does not want the fetus removed.

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