Woman Gives Birth To Baby With No Head
A woman in Zimbabwe has given birth to a baby without a head at Masvingo provincial hospital’s maternity wing.
The woman went into labour on Wednesday evening gave birth to twins, one of them headless and the other with an abnormally large head.
The twin born live died a few minutes after delivery because medical experts said his condition was incompatible with life.
Acting Masvingo provincial medical director Dr Amadeous Shamu, yesterday confirmed the birth of a headless child at Masvingo General Hospital, saying the situation was caused by congenital abnormalities.
“It’s true there’s a case like that (birth of a headless baby) but it’s very rare to have such a situation though it’s generally known as a congenital abnormality, which is basically a deformation that occurs to a foetus during the early stages of pregnancy,” he said.
“The headless foetus was incompatible with life after premature birth, while the other twin who was born alive but with a very big head, died after a few minutes,” added Dr Shamu.
He said the mother of the twins was still detained to monitor her condition. “We can’t unfortunately disclose the identity of the woman save to say that her condition is stable. It’s very rare for a person to give birth to a child without a head,” said Dr Shamu.