40 years inside a woman - level 1

40 years inside a woman - level 1

17-12-2013 14:00

Here’s news from Colombia. A woman goes to hospital. She is 82 years old. Her belly is in pain. Doctors X-ray her belly. They find something shocking.

There is a baby inside the woman’s belly. It is not a normal baby. The baby doesn’t grow. It is a stone baby. It is inside the woman for 40 years. The woman has surgery. The baby is taken out.

The case of stone babies does not happen often. One of 11,000 babies is a stone baby. The women don’t know about the stone baby. The dead stone baby is safe for the mother’s body.

Difficult words: X-ray (take picture of the body’s inside with a special machine), surgery (operation), case (situation).

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