Doctors were left baffled after a woman gave birth to a baby girl with three heads despite undergoing a normal pregnancy in India.
Yes, she really looks like an alien!
A baby girl was born with what appears to be three heads in Uttar Pradesh in India.
The rare birth defect, called an encephalocele, was reported on July 11, 2019 at a health centre in Etah, Uttar Pradesh district.
Doctors were left in shock when the woman from Pilua, a nearby village, gave birth to the baby girl who has two large protrusions formed from the back of her skull.
Bijji Thakur was present at the birth. He said: ‘The girl child had three heads. She looked like an alien.’ Because the centre lacked proper medical facilities, the girl has now been referred to the District Hospital in Etah where she will undergo an MRI, giving doctors detailed images of the inside of her body.
Rajesh Thakur, Chief Medical Superintendent at the Etah District Hospital, said doctors would separate the ‘heads’ after the MRI.
A video of the baby has been shared on various news platforms. Have a look below, but be warned, this is not for sensitive viewers:
Although rare, numerous cases of Encephalocele have been reported, especially in Africa. The defect is caused by part of the skull not forming properly.
Babies diagnosed with encephalocele have a 55% chance to live although the condition can also lead to other complications. 75% of survivors can develop mental illness.
This is just terrifying! Poor little baby girl