A YOUNG mum with two wombs delivered healthy twins one month after giving birth to a baby boy, doctors revealed.
Arifa Sultana, 20, from Bangladesh, welcomed a premature baby boy through a normal delivery on February 25.
Bdnews24.com Arifa Sultana, 20, delivered healthy twins one month after giving birth to a baby boy
Just 26 days later, doctors were left stunned when her waters broke and she went into labour once again.
She underwent an emergency C-section and delivered twins, a boy and girl, a short time later.
“She did not realise that she was still pregnant with the twins”, the hospital’s chief gynaecologist Sheila Poddar told the AFP news agency.
“We carried out a caesarean and she delivered twins, one male and female.”
Her twins were found to be healthy and were discharged with no complications.
Arifa, who lives in a rural village with her husband Sumon Biswas, gave birth to her first baby at the Khulna Medical College Hospital in Khulna district.DOCS FAILED TO SPOT SECOND UTERUS
She was then was sent home to look after her child after doctors failed to spot the twins growing inside her second uterus.
Almost one month later, she complained of stomach pain and was rushed to the Ad-din Hospital in the Jessore district.
Dr Poddar said an ultrasound revealed that Arifa has two uteri.
“The first baby boy was born from one womb and the twins from the other,” Dr Poddar said, adding that it was a “rare incident” which she had never come across earlier.
“When the patient came in we performed an ultrasound on her and found there were twin babies,” Dr Poddar told the BBC.
“We were very shocked and surprised. I have never observed something like this before.”
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A double uterus is a rare congenital abnormality known as Uterus Didelphys.
Women who have a double uterus often have successful pregnancies.
But the condition can increase the risk of miscarriage or premature birth.
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