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22 December 2006

2-wombed woman has triplets

In what's believed to be a world-first, a British women gave birth to twins and a single baby at the same time from two separate wombs, BBC News reported.

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In what's believed to be a world-first, a British women gave birth to twins and a single baby at the same time from two separate wombs, BBC News reported.

Hannah Kersey, 23, had identical twins Ruby and Tilly and singleton Gracie in September. The babies were seven weeks' premature and were delivered by Caesarean section. The infants spent nine weeks in a hospital but are now at home in Devon in southwest England.

Kersey was born with a condition called uterus didelphys, which resulted in her developing two wombs. Doctors had told her it was unlikely she could get pregnant in both wombs, BBC News reported.

Only 70 women in the world are known to have become pregnant in two wombs. This is the first reported case of triplets, according to doctors.

"This is so rare you cannot put odds on it," Ellis Downes, consultant obstetrician at Chase Farm Hospital in London, told BBC News. – (HealthDayNews)

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