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One Woman, Two Wombs, Three Babies

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by kwik_e_mart, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. kwik_e_mart

    kwik_e_mart Member

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    Sounds like one of the verses on the Twelve Days of Christmas... What are the odds of this happening?

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20061221/od_afp/britainhealthpregnancy_061221130325

    Birth as easy as 1-2-3: one woman, two wombs, three babies

    Thu Dec 21, 8:12 AM ET

    LONDON (AFP) - A British mother could get into the record books after she gave birth to twins and a single baby at the same time -- from two wombs -- in what is believed to be a world first.

    Hannah Kersey, 23, gave birth to the rare triplets -- identical twins Ruby and Tilly, and singleton Gracie -- by Caesarean section seven weeks prematurely in September.

    She was born with a condition called uterus didelphys, which means she developed two wombs, but doctors had warned her that she was unlikely to become pregnant in both.

    After their early birth the triplets had to stay in hospital for nine weeks, but are now doing fine at home with Hanna and her partner Mick Faulkner, 23, in Devon in southwest England.

    "We are just over the moon at how healthy and happy the girls are," she said. "They are three lovely and incredible children, all with very different personalities.

    "Gracie seems to be the ringleader -- maybe because she grew up in her own womb. She is very determined and independent, always wanting her food before the others and to do things first," she said.

    Doctors say there are only 70 women in the world known to have become pregnant in two wombs, and this is the first reported case of triplets.

    "This is so rare you cannot put odds on it," said Ellis Downes, consultant obstetrician at Chase Farm Hospital in London. "I have never heard of this happening anywhere ever before - it is quite amazing.

    "Women with two wombs have conceived a baby in each womb before but never twins in one and a singleton in the other. It is extremely unusual."
     
  2. Rocket River

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    Interesting

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  3. Hayesfan

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    my cousin has that.. uterus didelphys... she was only able to get pregnant in one womb and delivered via caesarean as well.

    Has something to do with embriotic development, cause they said she herself could have been a twin, and instead the egg never split correctly... leaving her with the extra.

    very odd, not something you hear about very often.
     
  4. Astro101

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    Wasn't this one Grey's Anatomy? I swear I only watched that one time!
     
  5. A_3PO

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    This is toward the extreme end of the strange spectrum.
     

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