There’s something inside you, and it’s growing. Today J. J. and Jack share some rare and terrifying pregnancy problems. From molar pregnancies where one gives birth to a grape-like tumor, to the astounding tale of Mary Toft, nothing is off the table. We even get riled up about the Gilmour Foundation, and reveal the secrets of the stone babies.
Mary Toft and Maternal Impression
- Mary Toft via Wikipedia
- “Mary Toft and Her Extraordinary Delivery of Rabbits” by Niki Russell. Public Domain Review. 2013.
- “A short narrative of an extraordinary delivery of rabbets, : perform’d by Mr John Howard, Surgeon at Guilford” by Nathaniel Saint-Andre and John Howard. 1727.
- “The Discovery: or The Squire turn’d Ferrett. An Excellent New Ballad.” by Alexander Pope and William Pulteney, Earl of Bath. 1727.
- Maternal Impression via Wikipedia
- “The power of maternal impression causes the alleged father’s name to appear in legible letters in his infant son’s eye (1817)” by T.E.C. Jr. Pediatrics. December, 1976. Volume 58, No. 6. pp. 901.
- Sooterkin via Wikipedia
- “Bears and their cubs” by Pliny the Elder. Natural History. Book 8. Chapter 54. John Bostock, M.D., F.R.S. H.T. Riley, Esq., B.A. London. Taylor and Francis, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street. 1855. Curated by the Perseus Digital Library.
- “Out of the Mouths” by Lim Wey Wen. The Star Online. 7 March, 2010.
- “What Mary Toft Felt: Women’s Voices, Pain, Power, and the Body” by Karen Harvey. History Workshop Journal. (Autumn 2015) 80(1): 33-51.
- Molar Pregnancies via Wikipedia
- Molar Pregnancy by The American Pregnancy Association. Last updated: August, 2015.
- D&C Procedure After a Miscarriage by The American Pregnancy Association. Last updated: August, 2015.
- Lithopedion via Wikipedia
- “92-year-old woman miraculously delivers ‘stone baby’ after 60 years pregnancy” by Etinosa Osayimwen. The Herald. 2 April, 2013.
- Cryptic Pregnancy via Wikipedia
- “Cryptic Pregnancy (“I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant!”) by Bryan Jick, M.D. pregnancycorner.com. June 2015.
Extreme False Pregnancy
- “Extreme False Pregnancies- “I’m Three Years Pregnancy with an Invisible Baby” by Juniper Russo. backfromnature.org. April, 2015.
- Lisa M. Montgomery via Wikipedia
- The Gilmour Foundation, “What to Expect with a Cryptic Pregnancy“, and “Ultrasounds During a Cryptic Pregnancy” by Suzanne H. Wheat. crypticpregnancysupportgroup.com. 2014.
- Grace is a horror movie about the fear of losing a pregnancy and the extremes mothers will go to protect their children; its IMDB page is here.
Music used in this podcast:
- CXLVIII – whisper
- Kai Engel – Low Horizon
- Jahzzar – Railroad’s Whisky Co
- Podington Bear – Dark Waters
- Podington Bear – Juliette
- Podington Bear – Nocturne Op 27