Recently in the world of the bizarre, a woman in Bangladesh has given birth to three children within a month. 20-year-old Arifa Sultana, was unaware that she had been born with two wombs. In February, she gave birth to a baby boy, and then weeks later on the 22nd of March, she had a set of twins.
Doctors has been unable to detect the two separate pregnancies, as Sultana had not had an ultrasound prior to the first delivery. A couple weeks after she gave birth to her son, Sultana found herself once again seeking care in a hospital due to abdominal pain. Unsure of the cause, doctors performed an ultrasound and it was discovered that she was pregnant with twins: a boy and a girl.
The rare condition that Sultana has is known as uterus didelphys, which causes a woman to develop two separate uteruses. OB-GYN Dr. S. Basu from New Delhi explained that the uterus is typically formed from two tubes that fuse together. However, when the process is incomplete, a divided or double uterus can develop. In some cases women can even have two cervixes and/or two vaginas. Many women who have this condition may not know it, but in some cases symptoms will appear through heavy menstrual bleeding, or premature labor.
Sultana had an emergency C-section with her twins, and it’s reported that both babies and Sultana are doing well. Sultana and her husband live in a rural area, and were thankful that she experienced no health complications, although they are a little concerned about how they will care for three babies at once. The family was allowed to leave the hospital this week.
Have you ever heard of similar stories? What do you think of this?