Taking care of one newborn baby is hard enough. But imagine if a few weeks later, you give birth again— to two twins? In simple words, one month, two uteruses, and three babies!
In a truly bizarre turn of events, a lady in Bangladesh who conceived an offspring in February all of a sudden gave birth again in March—to two additional babies. Arifa Sultana, 20, had a premature infant a month ago and after nearly 26 days she was raced to another emergency clinic with stomach torment, the BBC reports.
It was then that specialists acknowledged that she had a second uterus, and was as yet pregnant with two other babies. According to reports, the mother, Sultana is from a rural village and conceived her first child at the Khulna Medical College Hospital in the Khulna region.
Surprisingly, later than a month later, she went to the Ad-din Hospital in Jessore in light of the fact that she had been experiencing stomach torment. Consequently, Dr. Sheila Poddar carried out an emergency C-section, the specialist told the BBC. "When the patient came in we performed an ultrasound on her and found there were twin babies," Poddar said.
She further expressed, "We were very shocked and surprised. I have never observed something like this before," Fortunately, her twins were born absolutely healthy with no complications whatsoever and were released from the emergency clinic four days after the procedure.
Sultana and her significant other are 'extremely poor,' as indicated by Dr. Poddar, and the lady had never even had an ultrasound. "She had no idea that she had two other babies," the doctor said. "We carried out a cesarean and she delivered twins, one male, and female."
"The babies and she are all healthy. I am very, very happy that everything went well," Dr. Poddar added. Furthermore, Dr. Christopher Ng of the GynaeMD Clinic in Singapore told the BBC that said having two uteruses is 'not as rare as people think,' It's a medical condition known as 'uterus didelphys'.
"If you go for a scan beforehand, it would be very obvious to see two sets of uteruses. But obviously, they are from a more rural area [and might not have access to ultrasound scanning]," Ng said. With respect to how the two unique pregnancies occurred, Ng clarified, "[It's likely that] three eggs ovulated and were fertilized at the same time during her fertile period which resulted in three embryos."
Previously, in 2012, a woman from the U.K. made headlines worldwide when she opened up about having uterus didelphys. Hazel Jones went on a British talk show to discuss her unique medical condition which left her with two separate uteruses, cervixes, and genitalia. In another case in 2011, a set of fraternal twins born in Florida did not develop in the same uterus because their mother had uterus didelphys.