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pregnant for 46 years meeeeeeeeee Egypt 47430 posts
17th Aug '08

did any of you catch that on tlc???? i did but had to leave twards the end before they did the surgery to remove the baby, i was just wondering what happened during that.

Ian's Mommy♥ 33 kids; Toccoa, Georgia 950 posts
17th Aug '08

i seen it but didnt watch it all. it was seriously grossing me out. i was like wtf the whole time...

Mrs.Hunker♥ 2 kids; Tiffin, Ohio 4021 posts
17th Aug '08

She was in labor, the baby died.



She never passed it because she was so far along. Calcium basically mummified the baby.
It was a tubal pregnancy if I AM correct.

Lilly89 17 kids; Tennessee 3507 posts
17th Aug '08

I didn't catch that..



but that's what I feel like!



Only 8 more years (weeks) left!

user banned Manchester Township, New Jersey 5430 posts
17th Aug '08

can anyone find a video link to that cause im looking but i cant find one

BlueJenn 1 child; Mission Viejo, Ca, United States 2523 posts
17th Aug '08

Kind of sounds like an episode that was on Nip/Tuck a while back.
Sounds like it would have been interesting to watch.

Em's Mom Due August 12 (boy); 1 child; Salt Lake City, Utah 16530 posts
17th Aug '08

I wish I would have known something like that was on.

:) D and J's momma :) 18 kids; Vista, California 20920 posts
17th Aug '08

I did not see it, but heard about it and searched the net. It was a tubal and the baby basically burst out of the tube and then the placenta attatched itself to a vital organ.. I wanted to see it though.

CircleK 1 child; 1 angel baby; Federal Way, WA, United States 10495 posts
17th Aug '08

Too bad I don't have cable. It would have been interesting to watch. So I Googled it.



http://www.five.tv/programmes/extraordinarypeople/46pregnancy/
http://www.obgyn.net/medical.asp?page=/ENGLISH/PUBS/ARTICLES/Stone_Baby

Ian's Mommy♥ 33 kids; Toccoa, Georgia 950 posts
17th Aug '08

thats not the one i saw but it was kind of like that. but the lady was old and the baby didnt look like a baby at all.

:) D and J's momma :) 18 kids; Vista, California 20920 posts
17th Aug '08

http://living.oneindia.in/health/pregnancy/2008/zahra-aboutalib-46-years-pregnancy-130808.html

Ian's Mommy♥ 33 kids; Toccoa, Georgia 950 posts
17th Aug '08
Quoting Deena's Mommy:
Mommy2022 34 kids; Applewood, Pa, United States 9644 posts
17th Aug '08
:) D and J's momma :) 18 kids; Vista, California 20920 posts
17th Aug '08

Zahra Aboutalib and her Sleeping Baby



Channel Five - Extraordinary People



zahra.jpgin 1955 in a small village just outside Casablanca, 26 year old Zahra Aboutalib is pregnant with her first child. She was looking forward to giving birth, but after 48 hours of painful labour, she was rushed to the local hospital. Doctors informed her that she would need a caesarean section. On the ward Zahra saw a woman in terrible pain die in child-birth. She fled the hospital fearing she would meet the same fate if she remained.
In the days that followed, Zahra continued to suffer excruciating labour pains but the baby remained resolutely in her womb. After a few more days the pains ceased and the baby stopped moving.
In Moroccan culture, it is believed that a baby can sleep inside the mother to protect her honour. Zahra believed this myth and put the pregnancy out of her mind. She adopted three children and in due course they made her a grandmother.
Many years later when Zahra was 75 years old, the pains suddenly returned. Her son being concerned for his mother's well-being wanted her to see a specialist. For this they had to travel to Rabat where they saw Professor Taibi Ouazzani. He suspected the protruding belly was being caused by an ovarian tumour and arranged for her to have an ultra-sound scan. This revealed a large mass that he could not identify.
He referred Zahra to a specialist radiographer for a second opinion. He could see it was a calcified structure of some sort, but it took a detailed MRI scan to reveal that it was the baby Zahra had conceived 46 years earlier.
Zahra had an ectopic pregnancy where the egg had implanted in the fallopian tube. The foetus that developed, burst out of the fallopian tube and continued to develop in the abdominal cavity. It survived by attaching it's placenta to vital organs around her stomach.
Professor Ouazzania was faced with a difficult decision when deciding if it would be safe to try and remove the foetus. The foetus weighed 7lb and measured 42cm in length. stonebaby.jpgStone Baby




When they operated they discovered that the foetus had calcified and was a hard, solid lump. It was, essentially, a stone-baby. More concerning was the fact that it had fused with her abdominal wall and vital organs.



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After nearly 4 hours the surgeons manage to remove the calcified foetus from Zahra and the operation is hailed a success. dissected.jpg Dissected foetus showing internal organs




In an ectopic pregnancy, if the dead foetus is too large to be re-absorbed by the mother's body it becomes a foreign body to the mother's immune system. To protect itself from possible infection the mother's body will encase the foetus in a calciferous substance as the tissues die and dehydrate.
As the calciferous wall builds up, the foetus is gradually mummified becoming a lithopedion or stone baby.
CREDITS: All of the above information came from the UK Channel 5 "Extraordinary People" documentary series

The Blue Heart 3 kids; Australia 9165 posts
17th Aug '08

Its definately interesting but Part of me feels weird about them cutting it in half like that. or is it just me