Young Mum Terminates 6-months ‘Mermaid Pregnancy’ After Discovering Child Had Grown a Tail (Photos)

A young woman terminated her pregnancy after six months when doctors told her she was carrying a mermaid-like foetus, it has been reported.



A 23-year-old young mother simply identified as Wu, has reportedly terminated her 6-months pregnancy after finding out she was carrying a mermaid-like foetus in her womb when she was examined by doctors in Yichang City, in Central China’s Hubei Province.

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According to reports, the lady’s scans showed that her unborn child did not have two legs, but instead had a ‘tail’ like growth, and also did not have a bladder and had a stunted liver.

It was learnt that doctors at the hospital told the woman that the foetus was suffering from a condition known as sirenomelia, or ‘Mermaid Syndrome’, a rare congenital deformity in which the legs are fused together, giving them the appearance of a mermaid’s tail.

Despite carrying the foetus for half a year, Wu decided to terminate her pregnancy after specialists estimated that the baby would only be able to survive for a few hours after birth.

The causes of Mermaid Syndrome are still a medical mystery, and it is said to occur only once in every 100,000 pregnancies.



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