Pregnancy is a hard stage of life for every woman. One has to go through various mood swings and different types of craving during the whole duration of this stage. After all, to bear a child is still what completes a woman but, how will you react if you got to know that what is inside your womb is something nowhere close to a human being?
This is the dilemma that 17-year-old Kimberly from the island of Manait in Bacacay, Albay has been facing. Everybody in her village believes that she is pregnant with a fish.
In a report by GMANews, it was said that her tummy has been growing for seven months now, with her gaining 10 kilos in that span of time!
At first, her family thought she was hiding a boyfriend but Kimberly defended herself saying she doesn’t even have suitors, what more a boyfriend?
Manait holds dearly a superstition: women should not swim in the ocean or even in rivers during their menstruation. In fact, they should wait five days after their monthly period before they could enjoy those activities.
Kimberly’s Lola explained on “Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho” how swimming in the ocean during menstruation can cause ailments. Besides, swimming while on your period may attract sea creatures like fish, octopus, and eel.
To further lit the fire of suspicions around her, Kimberly had an ultrasound. Everyone was surprised to find a fish-looking entity inside her stomach. Gossip and ill-talks soon spread over the village about Kimberly’s unbelievable condition.
But after getting a second opinion, Kimberly found out she actually has an ovarian cyst.
Her doctors squashed the town’s belief and said it’s impossible for a human to be carrying a live fish in the womb, or even in the stomach.
Right now, what Kimberly needs is an operation. She needs her cyst removed or run the risk of it exploding inside her body and giving her infection.
Kimberly is now asking everyone’s help si she could get through this rough stage in her life.
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