Just one month after delivering a premature boy, a woman with two wombs has miraculously given birth to twins.
From Bangladesh, 20-year-old Arifa Sultana gave birth to her very first child this past February.
And just 26 days later, she returned to the hospital — complaining of stomach pain.
Doctors in the Jessore district at the Ad-din Hospital quickly realized that Sultana had a second uterus — and was pregnant with twins.
They then performed an emergency caesarean.
Thankfully, Sultana delivered healthy twins and both she and her family were able to discharged with zero complications.
The gynecologist who performed the caesarean, Dr. Sheila Poddar, shared with BBC News how she was “shocked” when she heard two heartbeats.
“When the patient came in we performed an ultrasound on her and found there were twin babies. We were very shocked and surprised. I have never observed something like this before.
She had no idea that she had two other babies. We carried out a caesarean and she delivered twins, one male and female.
The babies and her are all healthy. I am very, very happy that everything went well.”
As Sultana came from a poor village — she had never had an ultrasound before, not even prior to her very first delivery.
This explained why Sultana had zero clue that she had two wombs.
The condition she was born with is called uterus didelphys — which affects one in every 3,000 women worldwide.
Usually, women with this condition are born with two uteruses, two cervixs and one vagina.
Maddie Schueller, 21, from Wisconsin shared with UNILAD how she was born with two vaginas.
Maddie’s vagina was actually split by a septum — which then created two sides to the vaginal canal, with two openings — one one the rights (which was larger than the other side) and one on the left.
Normally, the condition happens without any symptoms — which meant Maddie found out when she was having a routine ultrasound.
“When I was 12 or 13, I had my first period. I kind of realized a septum was there as I couldn’t use tampons as I would still bleed.
Fast forward to a couple of years ago I started to get a lot of cysts on my ovaries which would often send me to the emergency room.
I would have ultrasounds done and one time they were like: ‘Do you know you have two uteruses?’ and I was like: ‘No, I didn’t know that’.”
At first, Maddie was shocked when given the news as there has been little research conducted on the condition, saying she felt “left in the dark.”
Last year she made the choice to have surgery — removing the septum.
This means that if she does get pregnant, she will be able to plan for a natural birth as opposed to a caesarean.
If you feel you may have this condition or notice a similar symptoms, it is recommended to seek your doctor’s counsel for further diagnosis.
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