The mother didn’t find out about the abnormality until MINUTES before giving birth!
A woman in Brazil gave birth to conjoined twins with one body and two heads, but the infants are perfectly healthy, according to The Daily Mail. The twins have two heads, one heart and doctors say all of the vital organs function as normal — both heads have even started nursing!
The 25-year-old mother lives in a rural part of Brazil, so she didn’t have any ultra-sound scans before giving birth. Imagine her shock when she found out only minutes before giving birth that her baby was actually conjoined twins!
The hospital’s director Claudionor Assis de Vasconcelos told a Brazilian newspaper that the mother went to the hospital after feeling strong abdominal pains. “When the doctors scanned her they realized that the baby had two heads and that a normal birth would be a great risk for both mother and baby,” he said. “The cesarean took an hour because the baby was sitting down. Despite all the problems we have as a small interior hospital, we managed to save both mother and baby, which was our aim. And for us it was a great surprise to find out that the child was in really good health.”
The mom and twins were taken to a specialist hospital in Brazil, but they’re expected to go home later this week!
Shockingly, this is the SECOND two-headed baby to be born in Brazil this year! Sadly, the other died a few hours after birth.