Whether you are expecting your first child or your fourth, giving birth can be a roller coaster of emotions. Having a new baby can be pure bliss, but it can also be equally exhausting and overwhelming. Particularly during the newborn phase, you may find once routine tasks difficult due to either lack of time, lack of energy or both. People initially thought that this woman was pregnant. But, unfortunately, they were wrong.

The mother-of-two, Huang, can barely move after her belly swelled uncontrollably over two years due to a mysterious condition. At first glance, you would definitely guess that the woman was heavily pregnant. Her stomach had grown into an enormous sphere – and no one could explain why. Huang, from the rural province in China, says her abdomen weighs 44 pounds and is still expanding. The 36-year-old says she has trouble sleeping and cannot stand for long periods of time.

She has made repeated trips to her local hospital where doctors have run a series of tests and tried a number of treatments but still her belly keeps growing. Despite that her arms, legs and face were going down in size, her belly just continued to grow. The situation got worse and worse. Soon, the woman had trouble walking, eating and even breathing . Huang says her husband works away and she has difficulty caring for her son and daughter, enlisting the help of grandparents and her children to help around the house. She also tried to raise funds to pay for the rising medical costs of trying to figure out what’s wrong with her.

Huang says initially she was in pain when her belly started growing two years ago but medicine has helped alleviate this pain, however her belly has continued to grow. Doctors discovered that she suffered from a series of conditions, including liver cirrhosis, ovarian cancer, as well as an abnormal buildup of fluid in the abdomen and chest, the Daily Mail reported. One doctor tried to remove excess fluid but her belly just started growing again while another doctor said she could have a benign tumor. She’s often mistaken for a heavily pregnant woman and the mass has made her extremely unhappy. “I would become enraged by the slightest movement,” she said.