One of the most crucial stages in a woman’s life is the pregnancy stage especially that an expecting mom not only takes care of herself but her baby as well. There are also other reports which states that the life of a woman is at stake everytime she gives birth.
However, this case of a woman from South Africa tells an entirely different story. That is, she reportedly ‘gave birth’ roughly 10 days after her death!
According to UNILAD, 33-year-old Nomveliso Nomasonto Modyi of the Mthayisi village near Mbizana, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, died suddenly while nine months pregnant.
The staff of the funeral parlor where she was taken was shocked when they discovered the stillborn child inside her coffin 10 days after her death. Lindokuhle Funeral parlour owner Fundile Makalana has said that his staff have been left traumatized by the incident.
“When we took the body from the mortuary tray to her coffin we discovered that there was a newly born baby between her legs. We were so shocked and frightened that we did not even have time to look at the sex of the baby. I have been in the business for more than 20 years and I have never heard of a dead woman giving birth. Even after birth the stomach area was still bloated,” Makalana said in his interview with The Daily Dispatch.
The deceased woman’s mother, Madzala Mdoyi, 76, confirmed that her daughter died suddenly at her home after becoming short of breath.
Following the discovery the mother and her stillborn child were buried together in one big coffin on Saturday.