Author: DR. U.J. Agim

A Senior Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN) National Hospital Abuja, Nigeria. He has interest in women’s health and a passion for educating women on their obstetrics and gynecological health.
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WHAT IS PSEUDOCYESIS OR FALSE PREGNANCY

By DR. U.J. Agim

Pseudocyesis also called false pregnancy is a form of somatic body disorder, where a non-psychotic and non-pregnant woman feels and belief she is pregnant even after pregnancy has been ruled out. It is a rare condition common in society where fertility and child birth is essential for a stable relationship.

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THE FRAUD CALLED CRYPTIC PREGNANCY

By DR. U.J. Agim

The fraud called ‘cryptic pregnancy’ in certain countries fuels the baby factory business. The term ‘cryptic pregnancy’ is fraudulently used in certain countries to described false pregnancy also called pseudocyesis. A Rwandan proverb says, ‘pregnancy and fire cannot be kept secret’. Cryptic pregnancy however, begs to differ.