Police Investigating After Woman Says Gust Of Wind Made Her Pregnant
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Indonesian police are investigating the case of a young woman who claims she became pregnant by a gust of wind and gave birth an hour later.
Siti Zainah, 25, gave birth to the baby girl last week in the town of Cianjur in the southern Indonesian province of West Java.
Siti told local media she was in her living room when she became pregnant from the wind and within an hour had given birth.
Siti was quoted as saying: "After afternoon prayer, I was lying face down and then suddenly I felt a gust of wind enter my vagina."
Siti said that 15 minutes later she began to experience pain in her stomach which grew bigger and bigger and then she went to a community health clinic and gave birth.
According to local media, news about the woman's pregnancy quickly spread around town and the local authorities even went to pay her a visit.
The director of Cidaun's community clinic, Eman Sulaeman, said: "I went to the location with the sub-precinct chief and district head. The mother and baby are in a healthy condition and the birth process was normal.
"The baby's gender is female and she weighs 2.9 kilogrammes."
According to Eman, they believe the woman experienced a cryptic pregnancy, a term used to describe a pregnancy that is not recognised by the mother until she has gone into labour or given birth.
Siti has one previous child with her husband, whom she separated from four months ago.
A police spokesperson confirmed they went to the woman's house to find the facts, saying they wanted to stop the rumours from going any further.
Officer Sumardi said: "The point is that we want to straighten out the confusing news about the pregnant woman who gave birth in a way perceived to be unnatural. We don't want this matter to foster wild rumours among the public."
Indonesian child protection chief Sitti Hikmawatty caused a scandal in February last year when she warned women that they could get pregnant swimming in the same pool as males with 'strong sperm'.
Ms Hikmawatty faced calls to resign after making the bizarre suggestion.
She said that 'an especially strong type of male sperm could cause pregnancy even without penetration' because 'no one knows for sure how men react to the sight of women in a swimming pool.'