The caption reads: “Wonder shall never end, a 36 months pregnant woman seeing her baby coming out of her womb today at Nnewi teaching hospital.” This is a reference to Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital in Nnewi, a city in Nigeria’s Anambra State.
The November 2017 post has so far attracted 26,000 shares and 1,100 comments. Many commenters say the “baby” is actually a doll, and the whole bloody scene created with special effects makeup.
Are they correct?
Halloween costume posted on Instagram
Reverse image searches reveal that the photos actually show a Halloween costume.
An article on the celebrity news site BCK Online identifies the woman as Kijafa Vick, the wife of former professional American football player Michael Vick.
Kijafa Vick posted the photos on Instagram in November 2017 with the caption: “Happy Halloween #36weekspregnant special effects by @christina_neptuneartistry.”
Halloween is an annual holiday celebrated in the US and other countries on 31 October. During the holiday people dress up, often in scary and macabre costumes.
Vicks’s costume was described as “super scary and disturbing” by some critics. But it is definitely not real. – Motunrayo Joel
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