(Newser) - A bizarre story out of Brazil, where doctors performed an emergency C-section on an apparently expectant mother only to find ... no baby at all. When the woman, 37, arrived at Cabo Frio's Woman's Hospital saying she was 41 weeks pregnant and in pain-with a protruding belly and some kind of proof of prenatal care-doctors assumed she was in labor, officials revealed this week.
"Because the doctors couldn't pick up the [baby's] heartbeat, they decided there wasn't time to request an ultrasound," the site's director told the Daily Mail. "They did the surgery then had the great shock of not finding any baby at all."
a pregnant womanIt turns out the woman was suffering from a false pregnancy (known as pseudocyesis) and "was so convinced she was pregnant, that she altered her prenatal tests that showed otherwise because she was convinced the results were wrong," a city Health Department rep said per CBS News.
And her husband says it wasn't the first time. Last year, she said she'd lost aRead More »from Emergency C-Section Turns Up ... No Baby