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Woman with 2 wombs gives birth from both wombs

 
 
littlek
 
Reply Thu 21 Dec, 2006 09:27 am
A woman in Great Britain gave birth to identical twins from one womb and another baby from her second womb.

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/42377000/gif/_42377559_double1_uterus416x280.gif

Some info from the article:

Only 70 women are known to have been pregnant from 2 wombs.
One in one thousand women have this double/split uterus in the UK.
The chances of a woman with two wombs having twins or two separate births is estimated to be five million to one.
The odds of having triplets from two wombs are around 25 million to one.

BBC
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sozobe
 
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Reply Thu 21 Dec, 2006 09:31 am
Wow!

Quote:
"Gracie seems to be the ringleader - maybe because she grew up in her own womb."


I'm so interested in what sibling dynamics will be like as they grow up -- two girls who are indentical and another who is not...
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NickFun
 
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Reply Thu 21 Dec, 2006 09:48 am
I know a woman who had 2 fully functioning uterus but she only gave birth out of one.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 21 Dec, 2006 11:37 am
I've never heard of two uteri (uteruses?), but if the rate is 1/1000, that is fairly common.
Learn something new every day..
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Thu 21 Dec, 2006 11:38 am
God does mysterious things...Happy Holidays.
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FreeDuck
 
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Reply Thu 21 Dec, 2006 11:43 am
Fascinating!

I don't want to imagine the birth experience.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Thu 21 Dec, 2006 11:44 am
Article says c-section.
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Thu 21 Dec, 2006 02:12 pm
Fertile Myrtle
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NickFun
 
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Reply Thu 21 Dec, 2006 02:28 pm
I wonder if she could get pregnant again mid-term. That would be a bitch!
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plainoldme
 
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Reply Thu 21 Dec, 2006 03:07 pm
Ouch! Of course, we know that anything is possible when it comes to genetic jumbles, but, somehow the delivery in this case seems as though it was particularly dangerous and the pregnancy sounds like it must have been terribly uncomfortable.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Thu 21 Dec, 2006 03:09 pm
NickFun wrote:
I wonder if she could get pregnant again mid-term. That would be a bitch!


Wow, good point!

It looks like she only has one set of ovaries so presumably once she got pregnant -- at all -- she'd stop ovulating. I think. The whole concept gives me a headache.
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plainoldme
 
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Reply Thu 21 Dec, 2006 03:41 pm
Sozobe -- Actually, it gives me more than a headache. My heart goes out to her. I wonder if anyone knew this about her prior to the pregnancy?
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boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 21 Dec, 2006 03:43 pm
In this year's Esquire "What it feels like" issue they talked to a woman with two vaginas:

Quote:
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littlek
 
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Reply Thu 21 Dec, 2006 06:01 pm
Heehee, she sounds like she has her sense of humor intact, at least.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 21 Dec, 2006 06:05 pm
CBC aired an interview with the attending physician. It was very interesting--he stated that she doesn't actually have two wombs, but a single womb (which looks normal from the outside) with two chambers. There was one infant in one chamber, and twins in the other chamber. Fascinatin' stuff . . .
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NickFun
 
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Reply Thu 21 Dec, 2006 07:29 pm
Then there's the Hensel twins. Two girls but only ONE vagina! How do they work that one out??? http://www.geocities.com/heldenkline/Hensel.html
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 21 Dec, 2006 07:34 pm
Setanta wrote:
CBC aired an interview with the attending physician. It was very interesting--he stated that she doesn't actually have two wombs, but a single womb (which looks normal from the outside) with two chambers. There was one infant in one chamber, and twins in the other chamber. Fascinatin' stuff . . .


That's what the illustration looked like to me.

Again, what I find interesting is the apparent statistic that this is fairly common, 1:1000 not being nada.
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