A RARE phenomenon described as ‘coffin birth’ can cause deceased pregnant women to push out their unborn babies.
‘Coffin birth’, medically known as post mortem foetal extrusion, can occur 48-72 hours after the death of a pregnant woman.
It's believed to be a result of abdominal gas building up and creating pressure on the uterus.
This compression can cause unborn foetuses to be expelled from their mother’s dead body.
There are no known cases of a baby surviving this unconventional birth, even if the woman passes away during the final stages of pregnancy.