The expectant mother and the hanged man

“Of course, when a pregnant woman, say, takes a walk in the woods and finds someone that hanged himself in a tree and is already dead – if he is still twitching its even worse – she will be terribly startled.

She will probably give birth to a child that is pale, has a pointed chin, has meager extremities and is hardly able to move.” (Rudolf Steiner)

Source: Rudolf Steiner, “On health and illness”, GA348