Shocking Story Of A Woman Who Gave Birth To A Mummy

Shocking Story Of A Woman Who Gave Birth To A Mummy

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.

Sadly,  after an excruciating 48 hour labor, she still could not deliver the baby, hence  the doctors decided that she should to undergo a caesarean section. The thought of dieing in child labor terrified the woman and urged her to flee the hospital and go back to the comfort of 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”

Below you can see pictures of Zahra Aboutalib, the amazing mother who gave birth to a mummy

After a few days of staying inside and the pains disappeared. In modern days, everyone would know that under no circumstance this could be normal, or possible, but an old Moroccan myth says that a baby can go asleep in 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. Her son was concerned about his mother’s condition, and decided to take her to a specialist in order to see where the pains were coming from.

Professor Taibi Ouazzani from Rabat, who suspected that the abnormal belly is in fact a massive ovarian tumor.  After several investigations, the X-rays proved the existence of a calcified mass in Zahra’s womb.  The woman was then rushed once again to the hospital to finally deliver her “47-year-old-baby”.

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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 fetus 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.

This is a picture of a lady suffering from a similar condition

The picture above is the reference image for a lithopedion. You can see the calcified form, which makes the fetus resemble a mummy.


Written with love and coolness by on May 31, 2011 in Amazing Stuff
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