City hospitals face rash of false pregnancies
"Those women, however, did not let doctors give them ultrasounds to check the embryos. They insisted that there were babies in their wombs," said doctor An Sinh from An Sinh Polyclinic. "But they said that ultrasound scans would not be able to show the foetuses."
The pregnant women said that they had fallen pregnant through prayer, said the head of the An Sinh’s Maternity Department, Dr Huynh Thi Trong, who added that there had been cases of pregnancies like this before.
"The reason for this phenomenon is that there is too much pressure on having children and these women get to thinking that they are pregnant," said Trong. "This results in irregular periods and pregnancy-like symptoms, such as morning sickness."