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The "phantom baby syndrome", a mysterious phenomenon

2022-09-26T16:52:57.452Z

Months or even years after giving birth, some women still feel the presence of fetal movement. Explanations of a more frequent phenomenon than we imagine.



That night, Coline (1) feels strange gurgling.

“Inside my belly, small air bubbles were walking around, she describes to us.

The next evening, it was more intense, it pulled me in the abdomen and bladder.

At one point, I thought I recognized a light baby kick."

Problem: the thirty-something is not pregnant, or at least she is no longer.

It has been several months since her daughter left her womb to join the cradle.

As surprising as it may seem, this testimony is far from isolated.

According to an Australian study by Monash University, published on January 30, 2021, 40% of the 197 women questioned said they had felt this type of “ghost” sensation after giving birth.

In France, more recently, the phenomenon caught the interest of two psychiatrists;

Lucie Joly, head of adult perinatal psychiatry in Parisian hospitals and Hugo Bottemanne, neuroscience researcher at the Institut du Cerveau…

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