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Woman Gives Birth To Strange-Looking Baby After 13 Months (Pics) by RICHIEBOI1(m): 12:00am On Aug 15, 2011
Ado Ekiti—A woman believed to be in her 30s in Iyin Ekiti, Irepodun/Ifelogun Local Government Area of Ekiti State, has given birth to a strange looking baby.

The woman, (name withheld) and a mother of two, was pregnant for 13 months and was said to have undergone several tests at various private hospitals in the state where she was assured of a set of twins.

She was said to have delivered the strange creature at the General Hospital in the town through a Cesarean Section in the hospital at about 2.15 pm last Thursday.

The birth of the fearful baby caused a stir in the hospital as medical officials were seen discussing the strange birth , while others trooped to the hospital from the town and neighbouring communities to see the “strange baby’’

Commissioner for Health in the state, Dr. Wole Olugboji, confirmed the delivery.

His words; “There was a woman who gave birth to a strange baby at General Hospital Iyin. The baby is dead but the mother is okay.”

He said the mother of the baby was still unconscious due to the sedation administered to her before the CS to ensure she did not see the creature.

The commissioner noted that the strange birth was quickly disposed off to save the parents from embarrassment.

Vanguard gathered that the woman’s husband was present in the delivery room and approved of the quick burial of the strange creature.

A source at the hospital told Vanguard that the strange ‘baby’ has two bulging eyes and few strand of hair on the forehead. The creature had no brain. Its head was open at the back and you can see mucus inside the head instead of brain. It was a strange creature that nobody seems to have seen before.”

Another source said that the creature was very tiny at birth. The delivery was abnormal as the fluid which was drained from the mother’s body was in excess. The baby must have been deformed due to the effects of some drugs or herbs. That is why we always ask pregnant women not to take any drug unless prescribed by a qualified doctor. We cannot rule it out that the deformity might have been caused by concoction. It is possible.”
http://www.vanguardngr.com/2011/08/woman-delivers-weired-baby-in-ekiti/

Re: Woman Gives Birth To Strange-Looking Baby After 13 Months (Pics) by kandiikane(m): 12:09am On Aug 15, 2011
Christ, that baby needs to be aborted. . grin grin

Anyways, I have seen a case of this type of birth deformity cannot remember the medical name for it. .
Re: Woman Gives Birth To Strange-Looking Baby After 13 Months (Pics) by RICHIEBOI1(m): 12:33am On Aug 15, 2011
kandiikane:

Christ, that baby needs to be aborted. . grin grin

Anyways, I have seen a case of this type of birth deformity cannot remember the medical name for it. .

It must be Anencephaly, which is a cephalic disorder that results from a neural tube defect that occurs when the cephalic (head) end
of the neural tube fails to close, usually between the 23rd
and 26th day of pregnancy,
resulting in the absence of a major portion of the brain, skull, and scalp. Children with this disorder are born without a forebrain, the
largest part of the brain consisting mainly of the cerebral hemispheres. The remaining brain tissue
is often exposed—not covered by bone or skin. Most babies with this genetic
disorder do not survive birth.
Re: Woman Gives Birth To Strange-Looking Baby After 13 Months (Pics) by tpia5: 2:29am On Aug 15, 2011
^^you're right.

i thought it was a fake story at first but then did a little checking.

lord have mercy.

this is one of the reasons why folic acid is necessary during pregnancy. Prenatal care covers all these things.

also, an ultrasound scan would have caught it, if the mother had been able to get one.



Anencephaly and other physical and mental deformities have also been blamed on a high exposure to such toxins as lead, chromium, mercury, and nickel

from wiki.
Re: Woman Gives Birth To Strange-Looking Baby After 13 Months (Pics) by Nobody: 3:57am On Aug 15, 2011
kandiikane:

Christ, that baby needs to be aborted. . grin grin

Anyways, I have seen a case of this type of birth deformity cannot remember the medical name for it. .

And why's that a laughing matter?  undecided


@ OP, I just hope people will understand that it was a birth defect and won't start labeling the mother as a witch or evil, or who knows what else they will say? . . .If they haven't started already. The health commissioner himself and the article weren't helping by calling the baby a "strange baby" and "strange creature." They should've been more careful with their choice of words because this's what people/villagers are going to read and we all know we sometimes like to make a mountain out of a molehill in Nigeria. It was a birth defect for crying out loud. I just hope people will understand that and not start pointing fingers at the poor mother saying she's this-and-that.
Re: Woman Gives Birth To Strange-Looking Baby After 13 Months (Pics) by PA1982(f): 7:44am On Aug 15, 2011
Yes, some babies are born without brains. They don't survive birth.

However.
A 13 month pregnancy?
Get serious.
This is clearly a dirtied up child's doll.
Fraud, in it's purest form.
Re: Woman Gives Birth To Strange-Looking Baby After 13 Months (Pics) by vincent10(m): 12:16pm On Aug 15, 2011
hmmmmm! Village people don start again(i no talk anything o!)
science go always see something talk but we 4 9ja we know wetin cause such child.
Re: Woman Gives Birth To Strange-Looking Baby After 13 Months (Pics) by Glamourgal(f): 12:23pm On Aug 15, 2011
That's one HUGE "baby" shocked
How did it fit in her belly?!
Re: Woman Gives Birth To Strange-Looking Baby After 13 Months (Pics) by Brandnew2(m): 5:31pm On Aug 15, 2011
This is strange. shocked shocked shocked shocked
Re: Woman Gives Birth To Strange-Looking Baby After 13 Months (Pics) by 195(f): 5:33pm On Aug 15, 2011
she must have probably cheated on her husband

they always do that anyways

aint she Nigerian
Re: Woman Gives Birth To Strange-Looking Baby After 13 Months (Pics) by pinkrex(m): 5:36pm On Aug 15, 2011
190_@:

she must have probably cheated on her husband

they always do that anyways

aint she Nigerian 



190 with his weird judgments again undecided undecided undecided undecided undecided


What does that have to do with deformity
Re: Woman Gives Birth To Strange-Looking Baby After 13 Months (Pics) by toboy: 5:38pm On Aug 15, 2011
hmm. w!!!!. i saw something like that at Bishop shannahan hospital, nsukka. the woman had already had three good and healthy baby before she gave to a baby that look EXACTLY, AM SERIOUS,  the baby just look like  the one above.
Re: Woman Gives Birth To Strange-Looking Baby After 13 Months (Pics) by ihebrooke(m): 5:38pm On Aug 15, 2011
190_@:

she must have probably cheated on her husband

they always do that anyways

aint she Nigerian  



how do you mean cheated Thats very mean of you.
This is just a birth deformity.
Re: Woman Gives Birth To Strange-Looking Baby After 13 Months (Pics) by duduspace(m): 5:41pm On Aug 15, 2011
Unfortunate, further compounded by the poor health care facilities available to the woman also no respite for the social stigma the mother has to live with in a superstitious and unenlightened society.
Re: Woman Gives Birth To Strange-Looking Baby After 13 Months (Pics) by pinkrex(m): 5:42pm On Aug 15, 2011
'deformation' grin grin grin grin grin  
[quote][/quote]

This is very mean of you grin grin grin
Re: Woman Gives Birth To Strange-Looking Baby After 13 Months (Pics) by mykali(m): 5:49pm On Aug 15, 2011
jeez mehn . . .that thing is scary!!!
Re: Woman Gives Birth To Strange-Looking Baby After 13 Months (Pics) by blink182(m): 5:54pm On Aug 15, 2011
190_@:

she must have probably cheated on her husband

they always do that anyways

aint she Nigerian 

MU2   angry
Re: Woman Gives Birth To Strange-Looking Baby After 13 Months (Pics) by blank(f): 5:56pm On Aug 15, 2011
PA1982:

Yes, some babies are born without brains. They don't survive birth.

However.
A 13 month pregnancy?
Get serious.
This is clearly a dirtied up child's doll.
Fraud, in it's purest form.

Just a little research would have cleared up your lack of knowledge.
One of the symptoms of Anencephaly is a longer term pregnancy.

This Health commisioner na real olodo. How u no go know wetin even medical students know?
Re: Woman Gives Birth To Strange-Looking Baby After 13 Months (Pics) by pinkrex(m): 5:58pm On Aug 15, 2011
blank:

Just a little research would have cleared up your lack of knowledge.
One of the symptoms of Anencephaly is a longer term pregnancy.

This Health commisioner na real olodo. How u no go know wetin even medical students know?

grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin
Re: Woman Gives Birth To Strange-Looking Baby After 13 Months (Pics) by blink182(m): 6:00pm On Aug 15, 2011
blank:

Just a little research would have cleared up your lack of knowledge.
One of the symptoms of Anencephaly is a longer term pregnancy.

This Health commisioner na real olodo. How u no go know wetin even medical students know?
Because he is a thieving olodo
Re: Woman Gives Birth To Strange-Looking Baby After 13 Months (Pics) by Acidosis(m): 6:03pm On Aug 15, 2011
she must have taken Thalidomide ( not sure though)
Re: Woman Gives Birth To Strange-Looking Baby After 13 Months (Pics) by Goldieluks: 6:05pm On Aug 15, 2011
Jeez,aww this sucks,after carrying a pregnancy for a whole 13 months?? shocked
Re: Woman Gives Birth To Strange-Looking Baby After 13 Months (Pics) by wumy1(f): 6:07pm On Aug 15, 2011
awful, after 13 months with caesarian again, so painful
Re: Woman Gives Birth To Strange-Looking Baby After 13 Months (Pics) by Misterpaul(m): 6:17pm On Aug 15, 2011
Now thats what u give birth to when you have 'seks' with an Alian(extra-terrestrial),
Re: Woman Gives Birth To Strange-Looking Baby After 13 Months (Pics) by blaqqyboi: 6:20pm On Aug 15, 2011
Is HE or SHE still alive?? that image is very scary. it's just deformity. i guess it was as a result of poor anti-natal.
Re: Woman Gives Birth To Strange-Looking Baby After 13 Months (Pics) by enomakos(m): 6:25pm On Aug 15, 2011
birth deformation
Re: Woman Gives Birth To Strange-Looking Baby After 13 Months (Pics) by Bluetooth2: 6:26pm On Aug 15, 2011
Postinor at work ? !
Re: Woman Gives Birth To Strange-Looking Baby After 13 Months (Pics) by Sicherheit(m): 6:27pm On Aug 15, 2011
Anencephaly is a severe congenital birth defect in which the fetus will have no brain.

This condition occurs in approximately 1 in 1,000 pregnancies. This is a neural tube defect.

The expected life for a baby with anencephaly after birth is just few hours or few days.

Babies with this condition lack part or the entire cerebrum from the brain.

There is no bony covering over the back of the head and also there are missing bones around the front and sides of the head.

In 25% of cases, babies with anencephaly live to the end of pregnancy, but they can die at the time of delivery. This condition can be detected by a specialist with the help of high resolution ultrasound scan as early as 10th week of pregnancy.

During the 16th week of pregnancy, the AFP (alfa feto protein) levels are measured along with a maternal serum testing. If the test results in high levels of AFP, then there is a greater chance for your child to suffer from neural tube defects.

The main cause behind anencephaly:

During your pregnancy, the brain and spine begin as a flat plate of cells, which rolls into the tube, called as neural tube. If entire or a single part of neural tube not succeeds to close, then it leads to an open neural tube defect (ONTD). This small opening remains exposed or enclosed with a bone or skin.

Anencephaly and spina bifida are the most popular open neural tube defects and comes rarely. Anencephaly is the condition where neural tube fails to close at the base of the skull, whereas spina bifida happens when the neural tube fails to close anywhere along the spine.

Once a baby is born with open neural tube defect in a family, then the chances for ONTD in the family again increases to 4-10%.

The main causes behind anencephaly include: deficiency of folic acid, undiagnosed diabetes, harmful chemical exposure, genetic causes, hypervitaminosis A, use of anticonvulsant medications and higher temperatures of 102 degrees or higher for more than 5 hours.

If anyone doubts God exists, all they have to do is count the number of women who give birth in Nigeria Successfully.  How can the health Commissioner not know about this? undecided
Re: Woman Gives Birth To Strange-Looking Baby After 13 Months (Pics) by MOBO999: 6:28pm On Aug 15, 2011
Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Re: Woman Gives Birth To Strange-Looking Baby After 13 Months (Pics) by ak47mann(m): 6:30pm On Aug 15, 2011
chei person burn this shocked
Re: Woman Gives Birth To Strange-Looking Baby After 13 Months (Pics) by Sicherheit(m): 6:36pm On Aug 15, 2011
Acidosis:

she must have taken Thalidomide ( not sure though)
You say MUST and then put not sure though in bracket, so what does your opinion count for then? undecided
Re: Woman Gives Birth To Strange-Looking Baby After 13 Months (Pics) by Sike(m): 6:39pm On Aug 15, 2011
Diz iz Serious o!

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