Woman With Two Womb Gives Birth To Twins, A Month After Giving Birth To Her First Child

A 20-year-old Bangladeshi woman with two wombs has given birth to twins, 26 days after giving birth to her first child.

Arifa Sultana first gave birth to a boy in late February, after which she was released. Less than a month later, she was admitted to another hospital, where an ultra sound discovered she was pregnant with twins.

Sultana it was discovered, had two uteruses – a condition called uterus didelphys. Her first baby and the twins were conceived and grown in separate wombs.

Dr. Sheila Poddar, a gynecologist at Ad-Din hospital in Dhaka where she was admitted for the second birth performed a C-Section to deliver the twins – a boy and a girl.

“She came to the hospital complaining of lower abdominal pain,” Poddar said. The doctor also said she did not perform an ultrasound before the first delivery, so the second pregnancy was missed.

When the uterus develops, it comes from two tubes that fuse together. In some women, the fusion does not happen, causing a uterus didelphys.
A uterus s didelphys is a rare congenital abnormality that occurs at a rate of 1 in a million.

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