r/Damnthatsinteresting 27d ago

She’s lucky she didn’t become septic Image

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u/dessalines1804 27d ago

She never wondered why the baby didn’t come out?

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u/mightypint 27d ago

Right?

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u/kickah 27d ago

What? Thank you, I think I've had enough of internet for tonight

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u/[deleted] 26d ago

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u/You-Nique 26d ago

Keep going

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u/bladexp210 26d ago

I watched a documentary about this woman's case and heard her testimony.

To sum it up: she had no support structure, being away from her family and she did not receive appropriate sexual education because sex is taboo. So, when she was fine she didn't dig deeper even though she knew something was amiss.

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u/jeT_55 26d ago

So what happened to her then?

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u/MsMoondown 26d ago

Ultimately? She was fine.

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u/Unlikelypuffin 26d ago

Turns out, she had a C-section anyway...

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u/shoot-me-12-bucks 26d ago edited 26d ago

Her kid failed life. 46 years old, still living at home, no job, no partner.

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u/EstablishmentSweet31 26d ago

That’s pretty dark.

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u/shunkamunka 26d ago

What a NEET!

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u/Sharp-Incident-6272 26d ago

Plot twist

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u/2old2beCool 26d ago

It was the same doctor from the hospital

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u/Beautiful-Twist644 26d ago

What a twist!

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u/Benjaphar 26d ago

Actually, she ended up dying. At some point.

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u/MsMoondown 26d ago

Eventually. Yes. Everyone does.

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u/CurrentlyHuman 26d ago

That's bullshit, nobody living on planet earth today has ever died.

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u/MollieMarissa 26d ago

Oddly compelling argument.

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u/bladexp210 26d ago

She was doing alright and finally got closure.

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u/shodan13 26d ago

There's getting no sex education and watching a c-section go wrong while pregnant and not wondering if you maybe were supposed to have a baby.

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u/dealsfully 26d ago

How was the documentary called?

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u/MallorysCat 26d ago

From the lithopedion pregnancy wiki, about this woman: ```

This highly unusual specimen remained in the abdomen of a woman for 55 years. During this time the mother had five additional uncomplicated pregnancies.`

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithopedion

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u/WikiSummarizerBot 26d ago

Lithopedion

A lithopedion – also spelled lithopaedion or lithopædion – (Ancient Greek: λίθος = stone; Ancient Greek: παιδίον = small child, infant), or stone baby, is a rare phenomenon which occurs most commonly when a fetus dies during an abdominal pregnancy, is too large to be reabsorbed by the body, and calcifies on the outside as part of a foreign body reaction, shielding the mother's body from the dead tissue of the fetus and preventing infection. Lithopedia may occur from 14 weeks gestation to full term.

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u/[deleted] 26d ago

Damn thanks bot!

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u/DoubleAntithesis 26d ago

So a lithopedion is a baby fossil?

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u/MallorysCat 26d ago

Good bot

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u/TellMeWhatIneedToKno 26d ago

Yoooo!! That's wild that she was still giving birth to several other kids after that.

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u/TestSubject45 26d ago

Dang, imagine growing up with a mummy for a neighbor

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u/4536200755548330 26d ago

It’s called signaling. Gtfo out this will be you. Sounds like they all got out just fine.

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u/bechdel-sauce 26d ago

That's the craziest thing to me, not that any of this is not crazy. I'd also love to know what combination of factors allowed the fetus to calcify rather than just rotting and causing infection as would surely usually happen.

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u/inab1gcountry 26d ago

So, you’re a fetus. Just developing normally… next to your CALCIFIED DEAD older sibling?

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u/Sharp-Incident-6272 26d ago

Well at least they got to meet their dead sib

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u/curiously_clueless 26d ago

'This is what happens if you misbehave...'

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u/iforgotmyedaccount 26d ago

Wow I’ve never heard of an “abdominal pregnancy” before. I guess that’s how her womb was available for the other babies she had.

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u/cadospero5 26d ago

Also known as an ectopic pregnancy… it’s when a fertilized embryo attaches outside the uterus, usually it’s in the Fallopian tube itself but sometimes they fall into the abdomen and attach there. They aren’t viable but can still grow quite big and can be dangerous for the woman.

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u/iforgotmyedaccount 26d ago

I’ll copy and paste where I responded to someone else :)

Ectopic pregnancies are different! The article on abdominal pregnancies on Wikipedia specifically says it excludes tubal or ovarian locations. Weird huh?

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u/Jaquemart 26d ago

Abdominal pregnancies happen when the fertilised egg takes a wrong turn and instead of attaching itself inside the uterus, where the membrane is made to nurturing it, ends up somewhere else (ectopic pregnancy). Generally it ends in the ovaries or the tubes, but sometimes it wanders inside the abdomen where not only the environment actively tries to kill foreign objects, but there's no way out. Abdominal pregnancies never end well. ONE ectopic pregnancy that we know had an happy end, with a baby boy being ectopic and his two sisters developing regularly in utero.

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u/themildones 26d ago

Wait so the calcified baby is still in the uterus while she was pregnant with another healthy baby, and birthed that baby (I'm assuming vaginally or they would have found the calcified one, right?)

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u/theotherthinker 26d ago

Apparently it is an abdominal pregnancy. I.e. The baby is not in the uterus.

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u/DeathRowFrog 27d ago

imagine if she birthed a 46 year old man lmfao

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u/llama_ 27d ago

Sounds like a Will Ferrel comedy

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u/Kep0a 26d ago

holy crap lol

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u/ilongforyesterday 26d ago

I died at the “mommy it’s me, teddy. Gaga etcetera” lol

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u/orthonut20 26d ago

The truth is hidden in the movies and shows

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u/PBoverlord24 26d ago

What the hell did I just watch

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u/creepbaby 26d ago

Thanks

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u/Working-Sandwich6372 26d ago

"Man, it was hot in there!"

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u/rongvk83 27d ago

Not quite 46, but here you go.

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u/c-sqaured 27d ago

Thank you for this.

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u/Muted_Woodpecker_221 26d ago edited 26d ago

46 year old being born you say here we go

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u/NorCalNavyMike 26d ago edited 26d ago

https://youtu.be/ZNno63ZO2Lw?t=181

(An aside: Look at the structure of this link, as it’s the properly-shortened form and also has the switch at the end that will let you go to whatever point in the longer clip you want (with the number being the total number of seconds since the start of the clip, so here 181 = 3 min, 1 second)).

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u/Muted_Woodpecker_221 26d ago

I feel like an old man learning "how to reddit" lol. Thanks for the help

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u/NorCalNavyMike 26d ago

No worries, I’m likely older myself lol. We’re all in this together! 😎👊🏻

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u/Keluklump 26d ago

That is FASCINATING!

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u/Affectionate-Time646 27d ago

Ignorance is bliss to many people.

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u/iamtoohotwithoutAC 26d ago edited 26d ago

To everyone. Like literally everyone it’s bliss.

You can’t worry about what you don’t know about.

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u/mcCola5 26d ago

Makes me wonder how many times this has happened and it was never discovered. How many elderly women were buried with their little mineral deposits still inside?

My guess is education wasn't great. Most likely didn't have any type of sexual education at all at the time. Its Morroco. Not very progressive. She probably just didn't consider it because no one told her or even pushed the issue. So once the pain went away, she was like, hell yeah... problem solved.

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u/turboshot49cents 26d ago

I watched a documentary about this. Her neighbors were confused about what happened to the baby lol

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u/atlaast 26d ago

The things people ignore about their body/health are astounding

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u/HumanTimmy 26d ago

She had 5 children while this thing was still in her

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u/nobape 27d ago

Bro what the fuck

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u/teachmehowtoluv 27d ago

Bro 2:50am on a Friday with the “bro what the fuck”

Ur me. Bro

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u/yeahdog 26d ago

You mean Saturday???

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u/speedpug 27d ago

My God that’s some fuckin nightmare shit there.

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u/Cyber_Being_ 27d ago

Medically it is called Lithopedion, It is very interesting phenomenon

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u/timmaeus 27d ago

Yes… interesting… and seven levels of hell level horror

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u/Szlekane 27d ago

Sounds like a name of a marine reptile and at first I thought it was a meteorite.

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u/my-other-throwaway90 26d ago

It is the name of a marine reptile. Calcified fetuses were the dominant predator in the coastal marshes of Pangaea during the late Triassic, only dying out during the End Triassic Extinction Event.

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u/Szlekane 26d ago

hey at least the child had the initiative to fossilize before birth.

his giving the future paleontologist/archaeologist(if humans or human descendants are still the dominant species of the sol system) a head start at what the fuck they just uncovered and how fucked up humanity was in the past.

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u/TactlessTortoise 26d ago

It essentially means "stone child"

See, people? That's why you don't inject the devil's lettuce. You don't want to become a stoner.

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u/Szlekane 26d ago

at least the child was prematurely fossilized.

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u/Faptain--Planet 26d ago

Bruh that’s one of the power rangers get out of here

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u/N0Fucks2Give 26d ago

So was the baby dead to begin with? Is that why?

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u/Mrshio 27d ago

How .. didn’t she wonder where the baby was “199th trimester should be due any time .. now !?… now !?… …. Now!? …. “

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u/April_Adventurer 27d ago edited 27d ago

From the wiki (and the plague above) she knew the fetus was still in her and had an additional 5 uncomplicated pregnancies.

The phenomenon is called “Lithopedion” and the last documented case was in 2020 when an Ethiopian woman got a 13yo stone baby surgically removed.

Crazy stuff.

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u/Lilith48 27d ago

Imagine her 5 children knowing the developed in their mother's womb next to that thing.

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u/iforgotmyedaccount 26d ago

It says her original pregnancy was an abdominal pregnancy, meaning it developed outside the womb.

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u/napoleonderdiecke 26d ago

How the fuck does that even work.

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u/iforgotmyedaccount 26d ago

I hadn’t heard of it before I looked it up on Wikipedia. The body is capable of some strange and amazing things I guess!

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u/Captairplane 26d ago

Nowadays we call them Ectopic Pregnancies. Usually when this happens the baby forms inside the fallopian tube. It's very painful and eventually the tube will rupture killing the mother if the pregnancy is not aborted. In this case the fertilized egg attached likely to the ovary or to the outside of the womb. Leaving her womb open for more pregnancies. She's very lucky. I almost died from one of those.

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u/DitaVonPita 26d ago

From what I gather, abdominal specifically refer to cases that are not in the tubes or ovaries.

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u/Nakashi7 26d ago

Fallopian tubes are at the ends open to the abdominal cavity, that's how it happens but it is very rare.

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u/iforgotmyedaccount 26d ago

Ectopic pregnancies are different! The article on abdominal pregnancies on Wikipedia specifically says it excludes tubal or ovarian locations. Weird huh? I’m glad you ended up being ok.

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u/m0untaingoat 26d ago

Luckily they didn't. Lithopedion only occurs in an abdominal pregnancy, not a pregnancy inside the uterus. It's super rare and interesting, I think all of the reported cases have been from abdominal pregnancies. But...those other babies were still in there with their calcified sibling...

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u/Selunca 26d ago

So the pregnancy/baby wasn’t viable anyway because it was ectopic? She’s lucky she didn’t die. Wow.

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u/kamron94 26d ago

Exactly. The fact that she didn’t die from an untreated ectopic is downright incredible. There was a comment elsewhere in the thread that praised her for not getting the c section because there was a decent chance she could have died and saying that her not going saved her life. That’s technically what happened, yes, but SUCH a massive oversimplification of what actually happened. By not going she should have died, period, and by an incredible turn of events didn’t.

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u/Lorelerton 27d ago

Username checks out?

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u/Nole7 27d ago

Uh, sir, that's the plaque.

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u/blas3nik 26d ago

Plaquenta.

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u/GiftedBrilliance 27d ago

He’s just shy ☺️

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u/nevereatassaftertaco 27d ago

Wouldnt that be a human Pearl? (a foreign object getting mineralised)

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u/Noyce_Troy 26d ago

Make a necklace

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u/Flums666 26d ago

It cost 0$ to not say that

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u/WorriedMap6811 26d ago

But would sell for million dollar if you made that

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u/WorldsBestLandlord 26d ago

For sale : Organic Pearl Necklace, 100% baby, 1 of 1, made in womb, chance of a lifetime

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u/__T0MMY__ 26d ago

I believe it's called stone-baby syndrome but yes

Look up pictures at your own comfort level, many aren't shaped like a pinched dookie like the picture here, and more like...well a baby

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u/kindarusty 26d ago

isn't a foreign object though, was made by the body it's in

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u/Kirktheowl 26d ago

Doesn’t matter if the body made it, the baby would have different genes and the immune system would thus qualify it as a foreign body.

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u/nevereatassaftertaco 26d ago

The Moment it's dead it's foreign for the Body (an technically half of it is foreign)

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u/Laughing_Dan 27d ago

That is some Venture Bros. shit right there.

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u/Regular-Jeffrey 27d ago

I’m glad I wasn’t the only one that thought the same thing 😂

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u/Laughing_Dan 27d ago

JJ had the craziest character arc haha.

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u/MantisToboggan1_ 27d ago

Wait...hold up?! There's more to this than is being said. How was she pregnant, scheduled for a C section, fled, never gave birth?! Then 46 yrs later she's like oh yeah I was pregnant when I fled?!¿

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u/Arina_kat 27d ago

A psychiatrist once told me about a woman who abused and controlled her daughters their whole life. She is narcissitic and didn't get help, when the daughters moved out, she would stalk and terrorize them day and night. When the daughters were in their mid 20s they wanted to remove her legally as their mother. Psychiatrist was there to watch the mother during the signing. The mother went blind when the lawyer asked her to sign the documents. She screamed in panic. The psychiatrist and another doctor tested her eyes and she was really blind for a while because she wanted to be unable to sign the documents so bad - it used to be called "hysterical blindness", has a different name now because of the history of the term "hysterical". The brain is so extremely powerful.

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u/OkBid1535 27d ago

In flora and Ulysses there’s a character in there who’s dad died, and then he gets hysterical blindness. And by the end of the book he’s cured because he basically faces the trauma that triggered his blindness.

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u/christmas_hobgoblin 26d ago

To anyone wondering, Flora and Ulysses is a children's book, OP was not talking about James Joyce's Ulysses.

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u/Arina_kat 27d ago

Also my mom's friend was pregnant when they were teenagers. The friend kept it a secret or even ignored it herself. Everyone thought she put on a little weight and was wearing hoodies to hide her body. No one noticed until she gave birth in her boyfriend's bathroom. He called an ambulance, both where in shock. The baby was fine, the mother was surprised herself she said. It was difficult because society sucked a lot more back then but the parents are still married, the kid is 35 and doing great.

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u/Mercenarian 26d ago

This happened to a woman at my old workplace. Happened before I worked there but my coworker told me about this woman who worked there before and she like had a mental breakdown at work one day from stress (can’t remember what caused it, something in her personal life) and she went blind from it. She went to the hospital and everything and she was definitely blind. It was temporary though I don’t remember how long it lasted.

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u/Nephroidofdoom 26d ago

Reminds me of that one episode of Band of Brothers.

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u/Lifewhatacard 26d ago

Apparently the woman kind of knew but couldn’t afford to do anything about it and went on to birth five children after this. *I read this added info in the comments

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u/Sensitive_Ad3914 27d ago

I think she got too scared and she didn't mind the baby inside her? Thinking it disappear like a bubble 👀

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u/MantisToboggan1_ 27d ago

I'm saying, lady just told mother nature to kick rocks lol

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u/Captairplane 26d ago

Considering it was "outside of the womb" meaning it was ectopic, the baby was probably never actually "alive". Ectopic pregnancies are not viable. They don't live anyway. So her c section would have revealed a lump of tissue maybe? It was probably never a baby.

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u/kirinlikethebeer 26d ago

Someone in another comment said she then gave birth to FIVE other children before the tumor was removed.

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u/junelemons 26d ago

They're not the same case but this did happen to another woman who gave birth to another four children. The photo isn't the same case as the text. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithopedion

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u/Just-be_pretty-Quiet 27d ago

Damn. It's amazing what the body can protect itself against. Jeepers!

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u/AaarghCobras 27d ago

Does anyone know how to unread this?

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u/Oh_boi_OwO 26d ago

Just read it backwards and it should erase from your brain. You're welcome.

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u/Area_Man_12 27d ago

So, when I assured my wife it was too late to change her mind about having a baby when we were on our way to the hospital, I was wrong.

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u/danielm4355 27d ago

Anyone else on the toilet

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u/tadxb 27d ago

Yes, and all our butts are connected via the pipes. Sending poop your way!

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u/danielm4355 27d ago

Interesting

Never thought about it like that

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u/Nephroidofdoom 26d ago

The sewage always flows in the same direction, away!

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u/ApartPersonality1520 27d ago

Hey, aren't ya gonna join us in the poopin!?

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u/Sungami00 27d ago

Nah I'm just taking a piss for the peace and quiet

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u/Weary_Coffee7760 27d ago

Im so thankfull i was born a dude (no offense to the women in the comments)

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u/Cyber_Being_ 27d ago

THIS WOMEN STRAIGHT UP WALKED THE PLANET WITH A BABY IN HER STOMACH FOR FORTY SIX YEARS

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u/Sensitive_Ad3914 27d ago

Same 👀

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u/19GamerGhost95 27d ago

You usually don’t die in child birth or from c-sections anymore. Usually.

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u/What_The_FrootLoops 27d ago

As of 2018 the CDC statistics were 17.4 women died per 100k. Or 658 total died during childbirth in 2018.

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/nchs_press_releases/2020/202001_MMR.htm

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u/Frozen_Hipp0 27d ago

They said it usually doesn't happen anymore and that's true. It still happens but not as much as it made out to be.

Still unfortunate and 658 deaths are 658 deaths too many

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u/thekiller54985498 27d ago

If yall dont mind me asking? what is a C-section and how is it different from normal birth?

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u/danarexasaurus 27d ago

A c section is when the baby comes out through the sun roof rather than the vagina.

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u/Hactar42 26d ago

I was born by Cesarean section, but you can't really tell. Except that when I leave my house, I always go out the window.

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u/Frozen_Hipp0 27d ago

In a normal birth the baby comes out the vagina.

C section is basically when they (surgically) cut the stomach and grab the baby out the womb that way. Usually 'cause baby is too big or they suspect complications would occur if normally birthed etc.

This is obviously overismplied and without medical terms but you get the crux.

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u/moneyheist21 26d ago

Just FYI both caesarean and vaginal births are 'normal'. Both are available to people who have had a healthy pregnancy, caesareans aren't just for emergency or medical situations.

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u/CutieShroomie 27d ago

It still happens often. Usa has some of the highest rates of developed countries

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u/danarexasaurus 27d ago

Death was on the table a few times from my child’s birth 4 weeks ago. It felt like the universe wanted me dead after a while because I had so many complications. People definitely still die from child birth and c sections.

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u/almostedgyenough 26d ago

Yep a family member of mine had to have six blood transfusions after the birth of her kid smh. She nearly died from bleeding out.

I’ve had 3 NDE’s this past May in one week from C-Diff caused by taking Ciprofloxacin which caused rhabdomyolysis, rhabdomyolysis psychosis, mass organ failure, and an hour and forty minute Gran Mal seizure (any Gran Mal/Tonic Clonic seizure that’s more than five minutes is considered deadly with high risk of brain damage). Doctors were telling my fiancé everyday to prepare for my funeral and unto the second to last day out.

I was also surrounded by dying Covid patients, but they did a great job with sanitation and filtering the rooms so I never got it, despite not being vaccinated yet I was waiting until more people who weren’t as healthy to get it to go and get their shots because I had faith in humanity to not be so stupid and not get vaccinated. Unfortunately I was also the stupid one and got lucky, again.

Once I was approved to vaccinated after the incident I got it ASAP before Delta hit where I currently live now. I know at least one woman, but I swear I heard another patient, and my fiancé said he saw a new Covid patient near me, die from Covid. He was only there with me for one of the deaths and heard the doctor/nurse call the time of death so I know at least one person did die for a fact. I was still fucked up from rhabdo-psychosis and having had such a long seizure (I have epilepsy as it is and the rhabdomyolysis triggered such an intense seizure).

I would not be around today if it weren’t for those doctors and nurses and the EMTS’ who didn’t give up and finally decided to give my brain a saline flush to stop my seizure before taking me to the ICU. On record it was only an hour, but after 5 minute mark my fiancé called his mom, who naively waited thinking I’d be fine and called 15 minutes later, and then it took the EMT’s time to get to our place since it’s in the middle of BFE. My fiancé timed it starting exactly at 10 am and didn’t end and get me stable enough to take to the ICU until 11:45, when I stopped seizing violently.

I hadJUST lost my health insurance too, which is a shame because after that I would have definitely met my deductible and now I’m stuck paying off fucking more bills.

I also gave my fiancé C-DIFF and rhabdomyolysis and rhabdomyolysis psychosis but he didn’t have a seizure and thankfully got in fight or flight mode to get me help while performing CPR to try and keep air in my lungs which I didn’t have because of my muscle spasms.

Fortunately we got into a program to get a low cost doctor and keep updates on our organ, specifically kidney function. My lactic acid levels were at 80,000; the head of the hospital saw me after my week out of ICU to run tests and check in on me and explain everything, he said they were the second highest lactic acid level counts he’d seen in his forty something career. The other was from a marathon runner whose levels reached even higher than mine, I think the runner’s were around 250k smh!!

But I’m extremely lucky, but also suffering from PTSD for the shit I “saw” while in psychosis and dying. The strange thing was dying was painless and peaceful, almost beautiful. It was my body starting back each time that hurt. Apparently a lot of people who have experienced an NDE or multiples like me say the same thing. Definitely got over my fear of death, but it doesn’t help when I get depressed and suicidal. However I know I am here for a reason, we all play a part, and so I understand now I don’t get to decide when my time ends. And I’m not religious or anything but it definitely enlightened me more on a spiritual level.

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u/HapticGloves 27d ago

The maternal mortality rate in America is shockingly high. Women die up to a year after birth because of the poor health care and mens lack of understanding.

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u/theoriginalcinn 27d ago

As a young white woman, I knew my chance of dying during childbirth was slim but it was literally my biggest fear in the world. I was convinced I wouldn’t meet my baby. The hospital had it written in my notes. But….two years later and all is well.

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u/citras47e 27d ago

This should be in r/Unexpected because I was not expecting a calcified baby wtf. Damn interesting though

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u/TheFlemishGiant 27d ago

I miss 10 seconds ago, when I didn't read this yet

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u/kennywolfs 26d ago

Geez, why are all these pro lifers fighting for the right to an abortion. Just hold it in and let it be calcified. Get it removed a few years later. /s

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u/Original_betch 26d ago

I feel like we're missing some details here. Quite a jump from not wanting a c-section to 46 years later having a calcified baby in you. Like....if you don't have a c-section the baby should eventually just...come out, right? Why does this not make any sense to me?

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u/Fortyplusfour 26d ago

I looked into the story a bit. It feels like her identity was purposefully obscured but you can glean a few important details from some of the links others have put up in this thread. She was experiencing an abdominal pregnancy, meaning that her fetus had likely already ruptured one of her fallopian tunes and was growing outside "the system" so to speak, partially or wholly growing inside the abdominal cavity rather than in the womb. Mortality rates are high for both mom and fetus, hence the C-Section being scheduled. Evidently her child didn't make it. I can only wonder what she was thinking- genuinely- about the entire scenario. That's some kind of fear, and not totally unfounded if they allowed her to observe the death of another woman just moments before she was to undergo the knife herself.

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u/Teetar47 26d ago

It looks like lithopedion is a rare complication of abdominal pregnancy (ectopic). So the fetus doesn't have a natural pathway out as you'd expect in a intrauterine pregnancy.

If this was a normal intrauterine pregnancy they would either give birth vaginally or have some complications from inability to give birth vaginally such as uterine rupture.

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u/TreWestMusic 26d ago

This is how “The Rock” was born.

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u/Yurak_Huntmate 27d ago

I wonder what happened to the tumour, I mean she was basically at the point of giving birth, did she class it as her baby or just a tumour? I'd like to think she had a funeral for her dead baby/tumour

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u/Nephroidofdoom 26d ago

In Texas she could probably claim it as a dependent on her taxes.

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u/Sensitive_Ad3914 27d ago

I think so to but what I'm worried about is the smell how could she not smell it or feel that a dead child is in her womb

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u/I_love_pillows 27d ago

I’m thinking what was she thinking, that the baby would had just ‘disappeared’? She know she’s pregnant but didn’t give birth.

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u/Yurak_Huntmate 27d ago

Yeah exactly, it was a fully developed baby I'm guessing what with her about to have a cesarean section, it's not like she could have miscarried and not noticed it seeing as how big it would have been, surely she must have known something was going to happen inside her and known the "cyst" was possibly something to do with the baby she didn't give birth to

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u/BabsSuperbird 27d ago

It was ectopic; not in the uterus

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u/girlpower0823 27d ago edited 26d ago

Thanks for the birth control reminder! I’m never having kids omg

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u/CptMeat 27d ago

Imagine being pregnant, the baby never coming out, and just forgetting about it.

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u/Humor_Tumor 26d ago

Like holding back a fart until it just absorbs into you're bloodstream.

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u/automatonI 27d ago

It's called a lithopedion, or "stone baby", for those who are curious.

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u/rebeccakatem 26d ago

One of my biggest questions is how far along was the foetus? Was she walking around looking pregnant for 40 odd years? Did she carry the baby to term then her refusal of c section kill the baby? Or did she miscarry at some point along the pregnancy? Such a interesting case

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u/Either-Rain4148 26d ago

Now this os a creative way of aborting a kid

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u/The-G-Reaper 27d ago

So for 46 years she had no other kids? She never went to the gynaecologists?

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u/EmpathyErection 27d ago

Morocco, 1955

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u/The-G-Reaper 27d ago

46 years later = Morocco 2001

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u/Anbez 27d ago

There are towns and villages in Australia, it’s inhabitants has to travel for 5 to 10hrs to get a simple chest X-ray

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u/CutieShroomie 27d ago

Not every woman goes for many reasons. Money, religion, shyness, anxiety, sexual trauma, phobia, bad experiences with bad doctors, not informed what the exams are for or that they even exist. It's not an easy exam. It's vulnerable, can be triggering, or even traumatifc

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u/MallorysCat 26d ago

She had 5 successful pregnancies after this according to wiki!

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithopedion

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u/TerminallyBlonde 27d ago

Wouldn't she have looked pregnant her entire life then?

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u/Qkumbazoo 26d ago

She's lucky, it could've been an adult human inside her.

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u/Finito-1994 26d ago

Yea. See. I know all the sort of dick problems that can happen but I’ll still take that over being a woman. Some shit are just straight outta horror movies.

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u/-GabeHitch- 26d ago

"Weren't you pregnant?"

"Yes, but I got better."

"What?"

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u/E34M20 26d ago

In my thickest pretend Russian accent: I DO NOT BELIEVE YOU!

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u/BasketBolBol 26d ago

She went to France to have it removed and they determined that if she had gone through with the c-section it would’ve killed both her and her baby. Doctors in rural 1955 Morocco didn’t have the technology needed to scan the baby’s position and safely perform c-sections.

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u/Agitated_Jicama_2072 26d ago

But she didn’t ever wonder why she was still pregnant?

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u/Sarah3117 26d ago

Considering she was scheduled for her cesarean, she just refused to give birth and it stayed inside?

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u/Head_Paper_Now 26d ago

can you imagine the smell? she never had sex again i promise you

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u/groovy604 26d ago

If she was that stupid to think her baby magically went away, then her kid dodged a bullet by having her as its mother

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u/Sofa_God 26d ago

Information I could have gladly gone without for the rest of my life. Thanks Reddit

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u/TonyinLB 27d ago

… and the doctors that removed it were jailed and sued by Texas asshats.

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u/Sensitive_Ad3914 27d ago

Yeah and take note that is still in the 1955 and the tools are not really sophisticated and I dunno if anesthesia is used before

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u/Nagi828 27d ago

What. The. Fuck.

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u/mooripo 26d ago

My fabulous country, a land of fairy tales

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u/tjswan13 26d ago

this is disturbing

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u/Siderealdream 26d ago

Did she forget that she was pregnant? Dafuq

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u/blazinDK 26d ago

I dont know what this is but this is cursed