01 March 2009

2-wombed woman has twins

A US woman with two wombs has given birth to twin daughters - one from each uterus.


A US woman with two wombs has given birth to twin daughters - one from each uterus.

The Mining Journal and WLUC-TV report that Sarah Reinfelder's two healthy babies were delivered seven weeks premature by Caesarean section at Marquette General Hospital in the US.

The 21-year-old woman has a condition known as uterus didelphys, and doctors say such twin births are rare. The uteri are different sizes, with the larger twin born from the larger uterus.

Dr Connie Hedmark and Dr Breanna Pond first delivered Kaylin Joy, then Valerie Marie, the larger twin by 450gr. Kaylin Joy weighed 1.78kg.

Neonatologist Julie Frei says she expects that the twins, who do not have fully developed lung function, likely will be hospitalised for three or four weeks. – (Sapa-AP, March 2009)

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