Woman Discovers She Has 2 Uteruses 2 Cervixes, and Twins On the Way!
Spare a thought for the woman who went in for her routine 12 week scan only to discover she had two uteruses, two cervixes and was pregnant with twins!
According to the Guardian newspaper Kelly Fairhurst from Essex went in for her 12 week check up only to discover she was carrying twins in two separate wombs. The condition called uterus didelphys is described as “one in 50 million” by doctors.
“The twins could be identical. The condition itself is quite rare but they went on to tell me that it was a one in a 50m chance for me to conceive twins in each womb,” she told the paper.
Fairhurst, will have her hands full no doubt as she already has two daughters, aged three and four. “With my second baby they said that I might have a bicornuate uterus, which means it’s not fully formed. 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.’ It makes you feel incredibly grateful that this has happened to you and you get to have two amazing babies.”
Doctors have explained to Fairhurst that because of her condition she might have two separate labours and the plan is for her to have both of the babies by cesarean section.
Prof Asma Khalil, from St George’s hospital in London, said uterus didelphys was very rare. “A lot of women who have abnormalities in the uterus don’t know,” said Khalil. He went on to explain that it was possible that Fairhurst was carrying identical twins, each developing in a separate womb. “It can happen. The egg and sperm, at a very early stage, they split into two, so it depends which egg attaches to which uterus.”
Wow! We wish Kelly all the best. What an absolute shock and blessing all in one!