Pregnant Mother Gets C-Section, But Doctors Find No Baby

Two North Carolina doctors have been reprimanded for performing a caesarian on a woman, only to discover she wasn't pregnant at all.

The incident -- a rare case of pseudocyesis or a false or hysterical pregnancy -- happened at the Cape Fear Medical Center in Fayetteville, N.C.

The woman reportedly appeared at the hospital with her husband asking for a C-section. A resident in charge made the pregnancy diagnosis and doctors agreed to surgery after trying to induce labor for two days.

Doctors perform c-section on nonpregnant womanNeither doctor independently confirmed the pregnancy.In January, after studying the case for more than a year, the North Carolina Medical Board