Birth is a wonderful event in the life of a mother and a baby. Many women wait their entire lives waiting to become a mom. While childbirth is magical and beautiful, the day can also be incredibly dangerous for both mom and baby. As a result, I have covered stories from around the world that explore miracles and mishaps that happen during birth.
In a new video, I break down the wildest birth stories featured on Without a Crystal Ball. From a woman that delivered a twin while in a coma to a nurse that decapitated during a breech delivery, I have covered a lot of bizarre stories.
On this episode, I share the craziest stories and offer personal insight into each case. I start with a mother in the United Kingdom that fell into a coma and delivered a baby. The kicker in the story is she had no idea she was pregnant. A rare congenital condition hid the pregnancy from her.
In the second case, I dive into the birth of a 15-pound baby. The mother’s story of struggling with infertility for nearly a decade makes this story especially compelling.
The third case takes us on a trip to India. Two nurses find a woman in labor at a clinic. Instead of getting doctors to help them, the nurses decide to deliver the baby without any training. As a result, the breech baby was torn into pieces, and the mother nearly died.
In the fourth story, I highlight the birth of an infant from a woman that received a transplanted uterus. The mother was born with a rare syndrome that left her with ovaries but no uterus. Doctors in Brazil transplanted a womb from a deceased patient. The resulting birth of the baby was first in the world.
Finally, the episode ends with a trip to Australia. I share the story of a midwife that delivered “surprise twins.” The story delves into the shady practices of a rogue midwife that bragged about not providing primary prenatal care. While the twins survived, her public post of the delivery cost the midwife her career.Watch the video below:
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*Katie Joy is a columnist and hosts Without A Crystal Ball on Patheos Non-Religious Channel. She writes articles on parenting, disability advocacy, debunking pseudoscience, atheism, and crimes against women and children.
She co-hosts the YouTube show, “The Smoking Nun,” with Kyle Curtis. The show airs weekly and tackles pseudoscience, current events, and crime stories.
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