It’s one of the most beautiful natural processes in the world. Or sometimes it’s hell on earth. These horrific labor stories might make you second-guess whether that cute little baby is worth the turmoil in the delivery room. From delivering a baby in a sinking car to almost losing them on the railroad tracks, these are some of the worst stories about childbirth.
But perhaps the most shocking part is how peaceful and even cheerful some of these mothers sound after surviving some the worst labors and deliveries imaginable. Maybe your birth was quick and easy, or maybe your mom could enter her own story onto this list of the worst stories about having a baby the world over. Either way, call your mom and say thank you – and maybe send some flowers.
A Polish Woman Spent 75 Days In Labor – Upside Down
Joanna Krzysztonek was pregnant with triplets when she went into labor at just 21 weeks. One of the triplets arrived prematurely, and didn’t survive the birth. Worried about the safety of the other two babies, doctors needed to delay the births. So they came up with the radical and innovative medical solution of: tilting her upside down. Yup, Krzysztonek had to lie upside down in a bed tilted at a 30 degree angle for 75 days, never once moving from the position to eat, bathe, or use the bathroom. “The umbilical cord was tied and put back inside her uterus.”
Though she had medication to delay contractions, she was still technically in labor until the second two babies were delivered successfully. Her kids better get her some bomb Mother’s Day gifts.
This Guy Attacked His Ex-Girlfriend In The Delivery Room
Who you choose to be in the delivery room is a key part of the childbirth process, and that probably doesn’t include your violent ex. In May 2016, a Miami man was arrested for breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s delivery room. Not only did he physically attack her current boyfriend, but he also kicked the woman in the chest before being escorted out by security guards.
A Newborn Birthed In A Train Toilet Fell Onto The Tracks
There’s a sentence you don’t see every day. Bhuri Kalbi was using the bathroom on a train in India when her baby slipped out. No biggie, just your average toilet baby, right? After popping out her newborn into the toilet bowl, Kalbi fainted for a few minutes. Upon waking, she found that the baby had slipped out of the toilet and onto the train tracks, as most Indian train toilets are apparently just holes exiting the train. So this baby girl had a less-than-sanitary entrance into the world. Railway staff were alerted to stop the train, and fortunately, they found the newborn lying unharmed next to the track.
A Woman Who Didn’t Know She Was Pregnant Had Rare Twins
An Iowa woman went to the hospital after complaining of stomach pains. We all know how this ends. Shelby Magnani discovered she was 34 weeks pregnant – not just with one baby. but two. The twins were monoamniotic, an extremely rare condition where twins share a placenta as well as an amniotic sac. Both babies survived and were delivered via C-section. So in summation, girl walks in with tummy ache, walks out with two actual, live children.