I’m not sure if Polish women have some sort of superhuman strength or an especially high discomfort threshold, but it’s gotta be something. Joanna Krzysztonek, pregnant with triplets, went into labor almost four months early last year. She gave birth to one of her triplets then — the baby, unfortunately, didn’t make it. So, in effort to save the other two babes, doctors had Krzysztonek lay upside down, with the hope that this position would keep the little buggers at bay. Hey, gravity is good for something.
Thank god for modern medicine — doctors were able to ease contractions for the heels-over-head mother during the two and a half months Krzysztonek was a handstand enthusiast. On February 15th, the two babies were born, still eight weeks early. Iga, a girl, and Ignacy, a boy, are still in the hospital, but are expected to make the trip home soon.
Add this to the list of things that I hope never happens to me. Props, girl — that’s love. (via Jezebel)
Have you ever been witness to a medical marvel?