Australian Baby Girl Miraculously Born With Two Faces

Mon, May 12, 2014 12:28pm EST by 9 Comments
Australian Baby Two Faces
Courtesy of A Current Affair

A young Australian mother welcomed a baby girl with two faces on Thursday, May 8. Surprisingly, the miracle baby is actually an incredibly rare case of conjoined twins — in which they share a body but have two different brains inside one skull.

Faith and Hope Howie are two conjoined twins who were miraculously born healthy and happy, even while sharing one body. Amazing!

Australian Baby Girl Born With Two Faces

Renee Young, a mother of six children, brought her number up to eight when she welcomed a pair of conjoined twins on Thursday, May 8 in Sydney, Australia.

However, the twin girls came out as one — a baby girl with two faces.


Doctors later found that even though the baby girls share a body and all of their organs, they actually have two separate brains behind each of their faces.

“They are breathing perfectly on their own and feeding,” the twins proud dad, Simon Howie, told Womans Day. “They even had their first bath last night.”

That is incredible news! Simon continued to gush about his daughters, explaining how he and his wife love their twins no matter what.

“Even though there is only one body, we call them our twins,” explains Simon. “To us, they are our girls and we love them.”

Renee gave birth to the miracle twins through cesarean section at Blacktown Hospital just two hours after her water broke.

Doctors Unsure How Long Twin Girls Will Live

Even though the girls are the picture of health, their rare condition means they will face a number of challenges as they continue to grow.

Their rare condition, diprosopus, was discovered during an ultrasound when Renee was just 19 weeks pregnant. The condition has only been documented in medical history a total of 35 times, with just 16 of those cases in the past 15 years.

Faith and Hope will be seen by multiple different specialists as their parents try to prepare for what their future holds. For now, the baby girls are healthy, happy, and eager to be taken home by their proud parents.

“We have no idea how long they will be in hospital,” Simon shared excitedly. “We just want to bring them home, happy and healthy to make our family a little bit bigger and a bit more chaotic.”

– Lauren Cox

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Posted at 11:18 AM on May 14, 2014  

That’s yuck. They already HAVE 6 kids! Someone needs to get PERMANENT birth control! Now they have this poor baby with two brains and two faces who will NEVER lead a normal life. Too sad WASN’T SIX kids ALREADY enough. Ill responsible and their child’s suffering for it.

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clary meowsa

Posted at 9:32 AM on May 14, 2014  

personally I have a bit of a problem believing it is all about “love” when they have had their images on every screen and interviews with parents since being inutero, and now a big splashy magazine interview and lots of photos of their deformity..sorry I don’t think love is the motivating factor here and the term “circus freak” comes to mind with the way these poor little beings are being exposed … deals have been signed since it was confirmed they were ‘different’ and a current affair has had their camera pointing in the most intimate moments inc ultrasounds, should these things not be shared just among fam made me feel a bit sick the whole thing, not the babies but the actual sensationalist bull shliver surrounding them, doesn’t help that they have 7 kids and neither parent works ..I dunno but if I loved my child I would not place them in the worlds fishbowl of paparazzi so everyone could stare

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Posted at 2:27 AM on May 14, 2014  

That is very scary I kno parents are supposed to love unconditional but that is not wonderful that’s a awful way to live if they have normal brain function they will b miserable wit no hope of normal things to look forward to like marriage and kids of their own I would have terminated in this tragic situation and I am very much against abortion! Sorry not sorry

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carolyn liang

Posted at 4:01 PM on May 13, 2014  

The doctor have to plan to cut the other face. Or else the baby can’t survive with two faces. It’s hard to for a baby to grow with two faces. It’s weired and it might cause the baby to talk and think.

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Posted at 1:21 PM on May 12, 2014  

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Mister Baja

Posted at 1:06 PM on May 12, 2014  

…..easy talkers.

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Posted at 12:51 PM on May 12, 2014  

my roomate’s sister-in-law makes $83 hourly on the laptop . She has been without a job for seven months but last month her pay was $20560 just working on the laptop for a few hours. see this website………………..

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Posted at 12:50 PM on May 12, 2014  

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