Postmortem Fetal Extrusion, sometimes referred to as Coffin Birth is the delivery of a dead fetus from the vagina of a decomposing woman who was pregnant when death found her. As the mother’s body decomposes, it produces gases which cause bloating and increased pressure inside her abdomen, expelling the fetus from the uterus through the vaginal opening. In many cases, post-mortem fetal extrusion also results in a prolapsed of the uterus.
The coffin birth images in the gallery below are from 2008 and were taken in Panama. The woman was 7 month pregnant when murdered. Her body was not found until several days after the murder and by that time it’s been in a state of advanced putrefaction. Her expelled fetus was found in her underwear during undressing for autopsy. She has also been gagged and had a plastic bag over her head.
Props to Mao for the pics: