15. Joanna Krzysztonek
In our hunt for the extremes existing in the world of parenting, we tend to neglect cases like that of Joanna Krzysztonek.
The 31-year-old Polish woman spent an impressive 75 days in labor. And not only that, but she had to sit in a very uncomfortable position.
Joanna lost one of her triplets after experiencing contractions only 21 weeks into the pregnancy. Besides prescribing drugs, doctors also recommended her a strange body position that would prevent further problems.
You will be amazed to know how the heroine mother fought for the lives of her surviving children. She sat for two and a half months in a bed tilted at 30 degrees and with her feet pointing up.
Imagine Joanna’s struggle and mental torment. Relief came after surgeons performed a cesarean to deliver Iga and Ignacy. She was one of the lucky ones!