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Old 22 March 2014, 08:04 PM
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Icon97 Boyfriend devastated by 'phantom' quintuplet pregnancy

A Quebec woman had her entire town believing she was pregnant and expecting quintuplets, convincing many to open their hearts -- and wallets -- to help her. Problem was, not only were there no quintuplets, there was no pregnancy at all.

I wonder how likely it is that this was a phantom pregnancy and not attention seeking and/or a money grab? I would think if she was deliberately faking that she'd have had a convenient miscarriage rather than arrive at the hospital with boyfriend in tow expecting to give birth. Very strange.
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Old 23 March 2014, 12:39 AM
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Maybe she's truly delusional, but it's a long lasting, coherent delusion that includes ultrasounds and due dates.
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Old 23 March 2014, 03:03 AM
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The article does say there is also "... pseudocyesis, which occurs when there are physical pregnancy signs, such as missed periods, morning sickness and extension of the abdomen, but no actual pregnancy." However the way it's written certainly implies it's more likely a delusional pregnancy.
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Old 23 March 2014, 03:35 AM
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Pseudocyesis would be immediately detected by an ultrasound, no?
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