A woman gave birth to a baby suffering from anecephaly amongst other possible birth defects in a hospital in Parirenyatwa, Zimbabwe, South Africa. The woman is from the capital city of Harare and delivered the baby after a ten month pregnancy. The baby girl was born legs first and was missing the top of her skull, the eyes bulging from their sockets as is common with this disorder. The woman was horrified about the birth and refused to take it home. The little girl appears to be dead in these images though so maybe it succumbed soon after being born anyway.
Anecephaly is a brutal birth defect in which parts of the skull and brain of the baby never develop. Caused from an abnormality in the neural tube. Most are born dead or die soon after being born. The article that came with these images pissed me the fuck off because the doctors referred to this baby as a “creature” and “baby-like thing”. Just seems so unprofessional and uncaring. In India, a baby born with the same disorder was hailed as some sort of god, but here it was viewed as an abomination. I don’t know, maybe I’m just getting soft in my old age.
Thanks to @mrspink!