A 28-year-old mother of two who is pregnant with twins received the shock of a lifetime from medics who told her she had two wombs – with a baby in each.
The woman identified as Kelly Fairhurst also got to know that she had two cervixes and could even go through two different labours.
A collage of Kelly and the scan result.
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Daily Mail reported Kelly received the news after undergoing a routine scan and as a result, she was warned that she may have two labours as each baby is in a separate womb. “…So when I went for this scan, I was really surprised to learn that I have two of them! I just thought, ‘God, that’s a shock’,’ she said. “It makes you feel incredibly grateful that this has happened to you and you get to have two amazing babies,” she added.
Kelly also feared the probability that her birth may be premature as her first and second babies were delivered prematurely.
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According to her, the twins could be identical, and that the case was said to have a one in five million chance of happening. Kelly also feared the probability that her birth may be premature as her first and second babies were delivered at four and eight weeks early respectively. She added that the plan was to have the babies through an operation, adding that the whole experience scares her.
“We do have twins in our family and my Nana was a triplet…I especially never thought I’d have identical twins in two separate wombs!'” she said. Professor of Obstetrics Asma Khalil of St George’s Hospital in Tooting said one in 3,000 women is born with two wombs. However, she said having twins with one in each womb was incredibly rare.