Rare ‘coffin birth' found at black death burial site in northern Italy

Rare ‘coffin birth' found at black death burial site in northern Italy

New Details Emerge on the Black #Death by Examining a #Plague #Victim and her Tragic Coffin Birth

New Details Emerge on the Black #Death by Examining a #Plague #Victim and her Tragic Coffin Birth

The Coffin Birth Of Liguria: What Is The Science Behind This Sad Story?

The Coffin Birth Of Liguria: What Is The Science Behind This Sad Story?

According to the researchers, a cradle was the coffin for a hapless gothic Italian. The scientists found a skeleton of a near-term fetus, in a Black Death-era Italian grave. Usually and ordinarily, this is known as coffin birth, but the researchers use a term autopsy fetal holder or expulsion. But, the latest box documented by scientists from the 14th century Liguria, depicts that there was certainly something more to the story. When the researchers re-examined the grave outside Genoa…

According to the researchers, a cradle was the coffin for a hapless gothic Italian. The scientists found a skeleton of a near-term fetus, in a Black Death-era Italian grave. Usually and ordinarily, this is known as coffin birth, but the researchers use a term autopsy fetal holder or expulsion. But, the latest box documented by scientists from the 14th century Liguria, depicts that there was certainly something more to the story. When the researchers re-examined the grave outside Genoa…

The skeleton of a near-term fetus found in a Black Death-era Italian grave is evidence of a gruesome natural phenomenon called postmortem fetal extrusion, or coffin birth. (Credit Cesana et al 2017/http://doi.org/10.1537/ase.161011)

The skeleton of a near-term fetus found in a Black Death-era Italian grave is evidence of a gruesome natural phenomenon called postmortem fetal extrusion, or coffin birth. (Credit Cesana et al 2017/http://doi.org/10.1537/ase.161011)

Rare ‘Coffin Birth' Found At Black Death Burial Site In Northern Italy

Rare ‘Coffin Birth' Found At Black Death Burial Site In Northern Italy

hepatoma:  Postmortem fetal extrusion, also known as “Coffin birth” is the process of a fetus being pushed through the vagina (much like live birth)  of a pregnant decomposing corpse. The fetus is forced out the bloating of the body and by pressure of the gases in the abdominal due to decomposition.  The fetus is seen below the body above, laying flat on the ground with the umbilical cord still attached.

hepatoma: Postmortem fetal extrusion, also known as “Coffin birth” is the process of a fetus being pushed through the vagina (much like live birth) of a pregnant decomposing corpse. The fetus is forced out the bloating of the body and by pressure of the gases in the abdominal due to decomposition. The fetus is seen below the body above, laying flat on the ground with the umbilical cord still attached.

Coffin birth, known in academia by the more accurate term 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.

Coffin birth, known in academia by the more accurate term 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.

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