- A British woman with two uteri is pregnant with twins - one baby in each womb.
- Doctors say this happening is one in 50 million.
- The condition is called uterus didelphys and develops before birth in girls.
In a rare twist of genetics, one woman might have to go into labour twice because of her two wombs - each with its own baby!
The British mother has an incredibly rare condition known as uterus didelphys - where one develops two wombs instead of one.
According to Healthline, this happens when a girl develops in her mother's womb, starting off with two Mullerian tubes that in most cases merge to become one womb.
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But like in the case of this mother, they remained separate and developed into two distinct wombs. One in 3 000 women have this condition.
Giving birth twice
The Sun reports that the 28-year-old Kelly Fairhurst, who already has two daughters, discovered at her 12-week check-up that not only is she expecting twins, but that they both developed in separate wombs.
There's also a chance that they might be identical.
This means that she might have to give birth twice, however her doctors are hoping that they can do a cesarean instead to prevent this. The babies might also be born prematurely, which is a high-risk for women with two uteri.
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While the chances of this twin pregnancy happening are one in 50 million, it has indeed happened before.
Last year, a Bangladeshi woman with uterus didelphys gave birth to her first child, only to give birth to twins 26 days later, reported CNN.