Anyone who’s delivered a baby knows that the days after the birth can be challenging, uncomfortable and painful. But when one new mom in Bangladesh had pain and went back to the hospital to get it checked out a few weeks after having her first baby, she was stunned to find out she actually has two wombs and was pregnant with twins in the second one.
Afifa Sultana had pains in her stomach and headed to the ER, where her doctor says they were “shocked and surprised” when they did an ultrasound and spotted the twins. Dr. Sheila Poddar treated the mom and admits, “I’ve never observed something like this before.”
The condition of having two wombs is rare, but it happens. A mom in the UK gave birth to triplets in 2006 - one baby in one womb and twins in the other. But this case was different because Sultana had no idea she was carrying the twins. She told doctors she and her husband couldn’t afford an ultrasound before, which would have revealed her double pregnancies. Thankfully, the boy and girl twins were born healthy and went home to join their month-older brother just four days after they were born.
“It was a miracle from Allah that all my children are healthy,” the father says. “I will try my best to keep them happy.”
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