Woman With 2 Wombs Has Twins 26 Days After Birth of First Child

A Bangladeshi women with two wombs gave birth to twins, 26 days after giving birth to her first child.

Arifa Sultana, 20, gave birth to a boy in late February, said Dr. Sheila Poddar, a gynecologist at Ad-Din hospital in Dhaka, CNN reported.

After that normal delivery, the mother and baby were released from a different Dhaka hospital. Less than four weeks later, she was admitted to Ad-Din hospital.

"She came to the hospital complaining of lower abdominal pain," said Poddar, CNN reported.

An ultrasound revealed that Sultana was pregnant with twins. Poddar performed a cesarean section to deliver the twins, a boy and girl. All three children are healthy.

Sultana's first baby and the twins were conceived and grown in her two separate wombs. Sultana did not get an ultrasound before her first delivery.

"It is not very common to have two uteruses. When the uterus develops, it comes from two tubes and those tubes fuse together. For some women, the fusion does not occur and the dividing wall does not dissolve," said Dr. S.N. Basu, head of obstetrics and gynecology at Max Healthcare hospital in New Delhi, CNN reported.

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