By the end of nine months, most women are more than happy to get their new little one out into the world. Sometimes, however, Mother Nature has her own ideas. The record for the longest pregnancy that resulted in a live birth belongs to Beulah Hunter, a 25-year-old woman from Los Angeles.
When she delivered a daughter, Penny Diana Hunter, in 1945, the child appeared absolutely normal. This shocked her doctor, who stated that Hunter's last menstrual period had been a staggering 375 days ago. An average pregnancy is 280 days, making this an extra three months that Hunter carried her daughter in the womb.