Women Sometimes Give Birth To Strange Creatures Instead Of Babies
Not all babies are born cute, let’s have a look at some of the strangest babes ever born! A baby is considered a blessing upon every family, but what if the woman gives birth to a not -so-normal child instead of the little bundle of joy she was expecting?
Sometime along the normal gestation period, mutations happen in the womb, and when the time of birth comes, some sort of mutant-baby is born causing sadness and reasons of worry for everyone involved. Let’s check out some of the weirdest and strangest babies which were born, viewer discretion is advised for the pictures and videos of this article.
1. Rat-like baby with a tail:
The most recent case of a strange baby is that of a woman who was pregnant for about 12 months. According to all medical reports, the 30-year-old mother had taken all o her pre-natal vitamins, she had gotten the best treatments from JFK SOS hospital staff, and even renowned midwives.
After 6 months of the pregnancy had passed, the so far unidentified woman, noticed some worrisome signs about her pregnancy which determined her to seek spiritual advise.
The local priestess advised the mother to go on a dry fasting period of 21 days, and the 30-year-old woman agreed. At the end of the fasting period, the woman felt relieved of the pains, but her pregnancy began to decrease in size… The medical staff kept her under observation, while her pregnancy prolonged from the normal 9 months, to 12, when she finally went into labor. After 9 hours of labor pains the woman gave birth to a strange baby, which she said personally described as “a hairless rat with a long tail”. Further details were not given, as to where the strange event happened, or any details about the mother, but this picture of the bizarre fetus was published. Sadly for the family, the baby passed away soon after birth.
Several cases of so called “frog-like” babies have been reported. One woman in the area of Ekiti State also in her 30s, who had already given birth to two children, was shocked when she saw that her pregnancy had surpassed the normal 9 months. In her 13th month, under strict medical supervision, she thought she was giving birth to twins, but instead, she gave delivered a bizarre baby who looked similar to a frog rather than a human child.
The same incident was reported in Nepal. Both babies died soon after birth due to the fact that they came into this world with no brains. Their heads were open at the back, you could easily see inside their skull, and instead of brain matter, they reportedly had a strange sort of mucus. Apart from all of the mystery and superstitions behind these strange births, the poor families and children actually suffer from a tragic medical condition.
You’re probably wondering why these poor beings are so distorted… Well, the fact of the matter is that they suffer from a condition known as Anencephaly, it’s a rare condition which occurs when the cephalic region fails to close between the 23rd and 26th day of pregnancy, hence the absence of a major portion of the brain, skull, and scalp.
Due to the severe condition, most babies do not make it after birth, or die soon after, but Nicholas Coke, a baby suffering from this rare condition did survive till his first, and second birthday. Have a look and see him in the video below:
Unfortunately Nicholas Coke died on December 31st 2012, at the age of 3. He was an amazing child, the “no brain” baby who fought for this life so much. Sad news
Read more about the life and death of Nicholas Coke.
Below you can watch a video of a baby born with Anencephaly. It is truly saddening to watch it, personally, I do not agree with filming this tragic event. Your discretion is advised when watching the clip.
3. Babies With Harlequin Ichthyosis
These babies are also known as Harlequin babies, and they suffer from a rare genetic disorder which causes the keratin layer of the skin to thicken and make the baby look like a tiger at birth. The babies have massive scales and a reddish color. With the skin being so hard, the baby’s every move causes skin ruptures, which serve as portals for bacteria.
Death usually occurs within a few days due to general infection, but there have been exceptions. Nusrit “Nelly” Shaheen is the oldest survivor, having been born in 1984 and she’s still alive.
Have a look at the videos below to see babies born with Harlequin Ichthyosis:
4. Baby girl born with 6 Limbs: Polymelia
Polymelia is a congenital defect in which the affected baby is born with more limbs than usual. Several cases of babies with six legs have been reported. The most recent is a baby girl in Pakistan who was born with an extra 4 limbs. She was successfully operated and she now has 2 hands and 2 feet.
Another girl suffering from the same condition waited till she was two years old for her operation. Have a look at her in the video below: