WOMAN GIVES BIRTH TO “MERMAID” BABY. WOMAN GIVES BIRTH TO “MERMAID” BABY.
A young mother is devastated after losing her unnamed ‘mermaid’ baby just 15 minutes after her baby was born. The baby’s  sex was unclear... WOMAN GIVES BIRTH TO “MERMAID” BABY.

A young mother is devastated after losing her unnamed ‘mermaid’ baby just 15 minutes after her baby was born.

The baby’s  sex was unclear due to its fused legs and ‘missing genitals’, had a rare condition known as sirenomelia or ‘mermaid syndrome’, which has no known cause.

Disksha Kamble, 25, gave birth naturally on Monday morning at a government-run hospital in Beed in Maharashtra, western India.

Mrs Kamble had undergone just one scan during her eight-months pregnancy and  that is why she only learnt of the baby’s condition after the baby was born.

Her husband Nanoba Kamble, 32, a daily-wage labourer, said: ‘My wife and I are shattered with the loss of our child. We have never seen or known a baby like this.’

Mermaid syndrome is thought to affect one in every 60,000-to-100,000 births.

X-rays taken after the baby died show the 'fin-like mass' that developed in the place of legs 

Mrs Kamble arrived at the hospital with her husband after experiencing labour pains early on Monday morning.

The couple lost a child three years ago but have since had a healthy daughter.

The baby's parents Disksha and Nanoba Kamble (pictured) are 'shattered' by their loss 

Dr Sanjay Bansode, a gynaecologist at the hospital, was shocked to discover the baby came out weighing just 3.19lbs with ‘fins’.

He said: ‘It is an extremely rare condition. The mother had arrived at 7am in the morning and by 9am she had delivered the child through natural birth.

‘We were anticipating a head or legs but a strange “fin-like” mass came out.

Gynaecologist Dr Sanjay Bansode (pictured) said it could not survive more than 15 minutes

‘Everyone of us were shocked to see the baby. My students had never seen something like this before.

‘The baby not only had legs fused together and missing genitals but also had other internal anomalies like renal and lungs deformity.

Aparently, ‘The baby could not survive more than 15 minutes.’

This is due to the baby suffering 'internal anomalies like renal and lungs deformity', he said

Mr Kamble, while speaking on seeing his baby for the first time, he  said; ‘I saw the child after delivery and was shocked to see it had no legs. It was very tiny and the legs were fused.

‘We are daily wage labourers and somehow make our ends meet.

‘After we lost our first child within a day of her birth we went for ultrasounds during our second pregnancy and only went for it once this time.

‘We were told the baby had some issues but it was too late and we were prepared for everything.

Due to the baby's mother having just one scan, she was unaware of the infant's disorder

‘But we are devastated and cannot believe how and why our baby was born like a fish.’

Obinna Onyia

  • Monica

    2018-05-25 #1 Author

    😮 omg this is crazy 😱

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  • Rovi

    2018-05-25 #2 Author

    So Sad…be strong to the family of this baby…god bless you.

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