This rare condition makes it difficult to carry a baby to full term, but this woman gave birth to twins — one in each womb!
Even more amazing, only one of her two wombs was functioning properly.
“An obstetrician will see a case like this once in a lifetime,” Andrew Shennan, a professor of obstetrics at Kings College Hospital in London says. “The egg must have come down the fallopian tube that doctors thought was previously blocked. It is extremely unusual.”
The 29-year-old was diagnosed with bicornuate uterus at 18. This means her womb is completely split in two, and the halves are sealed off from each other to make two separate wombs. Because one fallopian tube was completely blocked, she was only supposed to be able to get pregnant in one womb.
“I knew that because of my condition it would be unlikely that I would ever be a mum,” she says. The couple then went on the waiting list for IVF treatment when they wanted to have children for the first time. “I wanted to give it every possible chance and there was no way I was giving up that tiny bit of hope. So we went on the waiting list of treatment.”
But she actually became pregnant naturally without the treatment. She then gave birth to daughter Paige. Five months later, she found out she was pregnant again — with twins!
“When I look at them I know that miracles certainly do happen,” Danielle says.
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