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Woman Gets C-Section Without Being Pregnant

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A woman in Brazil went in for a C-section and came out of it to learn that she was never pregnant.

A woman in Brazil went in for a C-section and came out of it to learn that she was never pregnant.

She had shown up at the hospital with records of her prenatal care, a swollen stomach, and complaints of abdominal pains.

Doctors decided to perform the emergency procedure when they examined the woman and couldn’t detect the baby’s heartbeat.

Given the urgency of the situation, they said there was no time to perform an ultrasound.

According to a hospital spokesperson, the woman made changes to the documentation she offered upon her arrival as she truly believed the not pregnant status to be wrong.

Her husband eventually revealed that this was the second time she’d been convinced she was pregnant within the span of a year.

As for the physical signs of pregnancy she clearly exhibited, they are part of a phenomenon called pseudocyesis, more commonly referred to as a false or phantom pregnancy.

Often triggered by the intense and consuming desire to have a child, women who develop the condition present with the usual physical signs.

Those include swelling, nausea, weight gain, and back pain.

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