In a medical marvel, a woman in Bangladesh has given birth twice in a row, thanks to her two uteruses.
Arifa Sultana, 20, gave birth to her first child in February at a hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It was a healthy baby boy. They went home together, and less than a month later, Arifa returned to another hospital due to stomach pains. Doctors performed an ultrasound, and, lo and behold, Arifa was pregnant again.
How?! Why?! Because this poor woman has two uteruses, a condition called uterus didelphys. She had the poor luck of getting pregnant in both uteruses at around the same time. And get this: her second uterus contained TWINS.
Arifa didn’t receive an ultrasound before her first delivery, which is why she wasn’t aware of her situation sooner.
“It is not very common to have two uteruses,” Dr. S.N. Basu, head of obstetrics and gynecology at Max Healthcare hospital in Delhi, told CNN.
“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.”
Doctors performed a C-section on Arifa for her second delivery. She delivered two more healthy babies, a boy and a girl.
“All three children are safe and healthy. The mother is also fine,” said Dr. Sheila Poddar, the gynecologist who delivered the twins.
But, like, is she pissed?! I’d be pissed.