10 Most Curious Birth Stories
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1The woman who gave birth on 10.10.10, 09.09.09 and 08.08.08
2The baby who was born at 1:11 on 01.11.2011
3The twin sisters who gave birth at the same day, at the same hospital
4The five members of one family who share the same birth date
It all began 70 years ago with Anita Marshall. Her daughter, Alicia Bams, shared her birthday and it kept snowballing from there. Soon, Anita's grandson, Eddie Marshall, checked in on the same day. Then, along came granddaughter Sydne Freeman and, now, Mila. Bams says, “Now we have one more person to put on the birthday cake every year.”
5The woman did own caesarean section to give birth
So at midnight, after 12 hours of constant pain, the petite, 40-year-old mother of six sat down on a low wooden bench. She took several gulps from a bottle of rubbing alcohol, grabbed a 15-cm knife and began to cut.
By the light of a single dim bulb, Ramirez sawed through skin, fat and muscle before reaching inside her uterus and pulling out her baby boy. She says she cut his umbilical cord with a pair of scissors, then passed out. When she regained consciousness, she wrapped a sweater around her bleeding abdomen and asked her 6-year-old son, Benito, to run for help. Several hours later, the village health assistant, Leon Cruz, and a second health worker found Ramirez alert and lying beside her live baby. Cruz sewed her 17-cm incision up with a regular needle and thread. The two men lifted mother and child onto a thin straw mat, lugged them up horse paths to the town's only road, then drove them to the clinic over two hours away.
That was March 5, 2000. Now Ines Ramirez is recognized internationally as a modern miracle: She is believed to be the only woman known to have performed a successful Caesarean-section on herself.
6The woman who gave birth three hours after learning she was pregnant
On February 6th, 2010 – the night before Louise was born – Miss Waite again went to hospital with pains throughout her body. At 10 pm doctors confirmed she was three months pregnant – in fact she was nine months pregnant – and Louise arrived four and a half hours later at 2:30 am. Miss Waite was staying with her partner Wyane Boyles, 28, when she unexpectedly went into labour. Their baby daughter Louise Boyles was born at home weighing 8lb 14oz with the help of Wayne's mum Syliva.
7The twins who were born one minute apart but in different years
8The mother who had a single birth, then twins, and finally triplets
9The couple who had 'Black and White' twins… twice
Both sets of twins are fraternal rather than identical, meaning they are the product of two separately fertilized eggs, so it is not unusual that they don't look alike. Miya's skin color was more influenced by her father's genes, while Leah takes after her mother.But scientists say it's rare for a couple to have two sets of twins, end even rarer for them to have such different appearances.
The phenomenon is so uncommon that there are no statistics to illustrate its probability, although it is thought likely to become more common because of the growing number of mixed-race couples.
10The woman who gave birth to a baby nearly her own size
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