Cryptic pregnancy scam

It was a cold and rainy morning sometime in April, when one of the OPD nurses on duty knocked on the consulting room.

Nurse KC: Doc, are you free? There’s a new patient that will like to see you.

Me: Okay, Please send her in.

Patient comes in….

Me: Good morning Ma’am, how may I help you?

Patient: Good morning Doc, I am about 3 months pregnant but still seeing my menses monthly and I am worried.

Me: It is not normal to be pregnant and still be bleeding or seeing your menses.

Me: How was this pregnancy confirmed? PT? Ultrasound Scan? Any pregnancy symptoms?

Patient: They said I should not go to any hospital for antenatal or pregnancy tests because the baby won’t show in scan and pregnancy test would be negative.

Me: Who are these “They” that told you these? It is strange that a woman will be pregnant for 3 months yet PT test can’t detect hCG level or ultrasound scan show the fetus.

Patient: Ha! Doc, you’ve not heard about cryptic pregnancy that most women are going for in this town?

Me: (Dumbfounded) Cryptic Pregnancy? You mean the MTV’s series “I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant”? I don’t understand ma’am

Patient: No, Doc there’s a woman that gets women pregnant via cryptic pregnancy and they even have a WhatsApp group where some ladies share their testimonies

At that moment I had to adjust the temperature of the air conditioning system because the interaction was becoming interesting when I heard “WhatsApp group” and “There’s a woman that gets women pregnant via cryptic pregnancy”

Me: Ma’am, from your biodata I can see you’re a Barrister, when you heard the word cryptic, weren’t you skeptical about the whole process? Cryptic is something obscure/not clear or mysterious. Why allow someone help make you pregnant and it’s is now cryptic/hidden or suspicious?

Patient: (Heads down and feeling bad probably) Me: Okay, let’s google what cryptic pregnancy is all about together.

Cryptic pregnancy or stealth or delayed pregnancy is a lack of subjective awareness of pregnancy until the end of gestation in pregnant women. They aren’t common, but they’re not unheard of, either. It has an incidence of 1:475. Causes are not clear.

There is no medical literature to support the fact that someone can make you pregnant in a cryptic way.

Me: Ma’am, so you see that cryptic pregnancy is an abnormal finding and not a normal one. Please tell me more about it.

Patient: I was introduced by a friend, they have 3 categories N500,000, N1,000,000 and N1,800,000 depending on sex selection and success rate. On my 1st visit to the clinic after confirmation of payment, something was inserted into my vagina….and I was asked to have regular vaginal sexual intercourse with my husband and return in 4 weeks time and was told am pregnant in a cryptic way and that I should not bother going to any hospital for antenatal or for pregnancy tests because the baby won’t show in scan.

Me: Did you ask them what was inserted into your vagina?

Patient: No

Me: Why not? Beside being a Lawyer don’t you know it is your right to know what drug is being given to you, why it’s being given and possible side effects/reactions?

Patient: (Awkward silence)

Me: Please go on..
Patient: Was told to only visit their clinic and come regularly for an injection until the completion of 9 months after which I will deliver via c/s because the baby is a special one. And that I will continue seeing my menses but should not be bothered.
Me: Wow!!!, how many of such injections have you received?
Patient: Three
Me: Okay, now before we continue let’s do an “Abdominopelvic ultrasound scan” with our 3D ultrasound machine and have our experienced Radiologist & Sonographer search for that hidden baby in your body.
About an hour later after a thorough scan and a repeat PT test. No baby was found and PT negative. Only findings was an enlarged liver, ?left ureteric stone, right ovarian cyst and multiple leiomyoma.
In summary, after thorough investigation and interviews of other women that victims of this scheme by me and my colleagues; this is our findings/conclusion..
What these scam centres actually do is that they keep injecting these women with high level of oestrogen and sometimes progesterone hormones that cause the abdomen to bloat/enlarge, formation of cysts and appearance of being pregnant.
These frauds ain’t concerned about the implications of high doses of such hormones on these women like breast cancer, ovarian cancer and stroke.
By the 9th month these victims are booked for fraudulent elective c/s and general anaesthesia is used to put them to sleep and upon recovery or waking up from the effect of the anaesthesia she will find a baby or babies by her side depending on the amount paid.
We discovered that most of them can’t initiate breast feeding or don’t breastfeed at all. This elaborate scam brainwash these women and they throw all sense of reasoning away no matter how educated they are. Their desperation for a child make them easy prey.
The so called WhatsApp group of women sharing testimonies is another scam to keep these women believing.
Cryptic Pregnancy in Eastern part of Nigeria is a big money spinning scam. Cryptic Pregnancy cannot be forced or created.
Lol they do a scan from wherever and the man tell them it’s a baby that they should keep praying meanwhile it’s fibroid growing in the womb and these women refuse to go to the doctor at all or for treatment hoping by some miracle it’ll become a baby.
You need to learn about this Cryptic Pregnancy Scam. It’s a big scam especially for people that are desperate of child bearing.
I have discovered that the most gullible humans on earth are women Trying To Conceive.
Couple of years back, a pastor had 7 or more kids in her possession on moments with Mo. she claimed she had them but all cryptic preg, she even went in for a DNA and all children were not related to her. She was in the east. This needs to be investigated further esp the group.
This is a heinous crime that should stopped ASAP.
Cryptic pregnancy
Dr. Abah Ehis Peter shares a worrisome experience with a woman who had a ‘cryptic pregnancy ‘
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