An Indonesian woman has sparked social media speculation about a miracle birth after she claimed she had only been pregnant for an hour before giving birth.
The 28-year-old woman named Heni Nuraeni who already had two children took to social media to praise the greatness of God after saying the baby boy miraculously formed in a single hour before then arriving in the world.
The woman, from the city of Tasikmalaya in West Java which is famous for its many Islamic boarding schools, told local media: “At first when I was at home there wasn’t anything strange. And then I felt something move in the right side of my belly, and I was taken to my father’s house. I had cramps and within an hour we called a midwife and I gave birth.” (https://bit.ly/2WKj2Pg)
She said that she knew the baby had not been there previously because she had been menstruating regularly in the past nine months, and had even been menstruating shortly before she gave birth.
After her claims were widely spread on social media, obstetrician at Bandung’s Hasan Sadikin Hospital, Dr Ruswana Anwar, said women were sometimes unaware that they were pregnant in around one in 25,000 cases, known as a cryptic pregnancy.
He said it might be that she had put on weight and therefore not realised that she was with child. However he insisted that it was impossible for a woman to give birth after just an hour of being pregnant. (https://bit.ly/2Cy3RS)
He said that the idea that she was still menstruating was highly unlikely, however, it could also be hormonal imbalances during a cryptic pregnancy.
Both mother and daughter are doing well which is also not surprising for cryptic pregnancies which are not in themselves dangerous.
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