Woman With Two Wombs Gives Birth to 1 in a 500 Million Twins

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A woman from London, UK is in news for having two wombs. Her name is Jennifer Ashwood. She has given birth to twins — one in each womb— in what doctors describe as a one in 500 million pregnancy.

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Jennifer has two uterus and she delivered her children Poppy and Piran House after 34 weeks of pregnancy. But at their 20-week scan, Jennifer Ashwood and Andrew House were left lost for words as they found out that she had a rare heart-shaped uterus and her babies had developed entirely separately, with their own amniotic sacs and placentas. Up until that point, the mum had no idea she had been born with two wombs.

The formation of twin happened when one egg was released into each uterus and they were successfully fertilised at the same time, or maybe on separate days. 31 years old Jennifer is born with the rare condition known by the medical term bicornuate uterus. According to the doctors, the chance of becoming pregnant with twins in this rarest condition was a staggering one-in-500-million.

The mum-of-three, the couple already has an 8 years old girl Millie, said,

“To have the double uterus is rare in itself but to have an egg in both, then for those to be fertilised, and for both eggs to be in the right part – it’s a miracle. It is ridiculously rare. The odds were stacked against us but it all worked out. You think you know your body well, but it turns out you might not.”

She further said,

“To have the double uterus is rare in itself, but to have an egg in both, then for those to be fertilised, and for both eggs to be in the right part – it’s a miracle”

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