Woman with two wombs gives birth to twins 26 days after birth of first baby

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Woman with two wombs gives birth to twins 26 days after birth of first baby. (Stock photo: MGN)

A 20-year-old woman with two uteruses unexpectedly gave birth to twins nearly a month after she gave birth to a baby boy.

The Bangladeshi woman identified as Arifa Sultana by CNN, had twins 26 days after she gave birth to her first child at Ad-Din Hospital in Dhaka.

Sultana has uterus didelphys, a condition meaning she has two uteruses.

Her first baby and her set of twins were conceived and grown in separate uteruses.

The woman did not get an ultrasound, so doctors did not know she had two separate pregnancies at the same time.

"It is not very common to have two uteruses. When the uterus develops, it comes from two tubes, and those tubes fuse together. For some women, the fusion does not occur, and the dividing wall does not dissolve," said Dr. S.N. Basu, head of obstetrics and gynecology at Max Healthcare hospital in New Delhi told CNN.

Doctors were able to perform a C-section to safely deliver the twins, a girl and a boy

All three children and their mother are all fine.

While being pregnant with two uteruses is rare, not knowing about it is even more rare.

"From rural areas, people don't know what is wrong with them. They don't know how many children they are pregnant with and sometimes whether they are pregnant also," Basu said.

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