A woman has remarkably given birth to her baby ten days after her death on the eve of her funeral. ‘Coffin Birth’, also known as postmortem fetal extrusion, is the expulsion of a nonviable fetus through the vaginal opening of the decomposing body of a deceased pregnant woman as a result of the increasing pressure of intra-abdominal gases.
33-year-old Nomveliso Nomasonto Modyi of the Mthayisi village near Mbizana, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, died suddenly while nine months pregnant. The bizarre “coffin birth” has left some people crying witchcraft after Nomveliso gave birth.
The mother of five bizarrely gave birth though ten days after her death with staff at the funeral parlour discovering the stillborn child in her coffin.
Shocked to find the body of the child in the coffin, Lindokuhle Funeral parlour owner Fundile Makalana has said that his staff have been left traumatized by the incident.