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Woman gives birth to 3 kids -- from 2 wombs

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by buckweaver, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member


    LONDON (AFP) - A British mother could get into the record books after she gave birth to twins and a single baby at the same time -- from two wombs -- in what is believed to be a world first.

    Hannah Kersey, 23, gave birth to the rare triplets -- identical twins Ruby and Tilly, and singleton Gracie -- by Caesarean section seven weeks prematurely in September.

    She was born with a condition called uterus didelphys, which means she developed two wombs, but doctors had warned her that she was unlikely to become pregnant in both.

    After their early birth the triplets had to stay in hospital for nine weeks, but are now doing fine at home with Hanna and her partner Mick Faulkner, 23, in Devon in southwest England.

    "We are just over the moon at how healthy and happy the girls are," she said. "They are three lovely and incredible children, all with very different personalities.

    Doctors say there are only 70 women in the world known to have become pregnant in two wombs, and this is the first reported case of triplets.

    "This is so rare you cannot put odds on it," said Ellis Downes, consultant obstetrician at Chase Farm Hospital in London. "I have never heard of this happening anywhere ever before - it is quite amazing.

    "Women with two wombs have conceived a baby in each womb before but never twins in one and a singleton in the other. It is extremely unusual."
  2. printdust

    printdust New Member

    Should I state the obvious?

    Would a woman with two ever desire two men simultaneously?

    Sorry. I had to. ???
  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Boots would hit it.
  4. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    And people wonder why I don't want to bear children...
  5. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    I've never wondered that.
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