Woman gives birth to headless baby

Woman gives birth to headless baby

Woman gives birth to headless baby

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A woman in Zimbabwe is feared to have given birth to a headless baby at a hospital in Masvingo - health officials have stated.

The woman (whose name has been withheld) is said to have given nurses the shock of their lives after she prematurely gave birth to twins - one of which is feared dead.

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"It is true there is a case like that, but it is very rare to have such a situation though it is generally known as a congenital abnormality, which is basically a deformation that occurs to a foetus during the early stages of pregnancy. The headless foetus was incompatible with life after premature birth, while the other twin which was born alive, but with a very big head, died after a few minutes," Acting Masvingo provincial medical director Dr Amadeus Shamu has revealed.

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Meanwhile the woman has been detained at the hospital as health official monitor her situation.

Credit: allafrica.com

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