The Lithopedions.

/The Lithopedions.

Apparently it’s possible for a pregnancy to go so wrong, that the fetus dies and, to preserve the life of the mother, the body turns it into “stone” within the body.

Such pregnancies are extremely rare (like “number of known cases is in the low hundreds over the entire history of time” rare), but have been reported since antiquity. Fascinating.

2017-11-16T11:17:03+00:00 24th February, 2015|Tags: health, science, women's health|Comments Off on The Lithopedions.