Graveyard Shift These Historical Coffin Birth Stories Are Both Heartbreaking And Tough To Stomach  

Mick Jacobs

The video below delves into the history of one of the most horrifying and heartbreaking medical phenomenons you'll ever hear about: coffin birth. Just as frightening as it sounds, coffin birth occurs when a pregnant woman dies and the body forces itself to give birth.

In the modern era, coffin birth is far rarer than in the past, when lack of understanding about the human body accounted for, unfortunately, much more gruesome ends for many people.

That being said, cases of coffin birth turn up every now and again, each of them just as tragic and as terrifying as you would expect. Even when you get to the science behind it, coffin birth truly sounds like an otherworldly nightmare.

If you want to learn more about this ghastly condition, check out the video below. But as a forewarning, it's about dead babies, so maybe you don't. No one blames you for turning away now.