– A woman with two uteruses gives birth to twins on different days
Kelsey Hatcher has had an unusual pregnancy. The American woman and her “miracle children” are doing so well that they can actually celebrate Christmas at home.
In the United States of America, a woman with two uteruses gave birth to twins. “Our miracle babies were born!” announced Kelsey Hatcher, 32, who documented her extraordinary pregnancy on Instagram on Friday.
Not only did the girls grow up in different wombs, they were also born on different days: Roxy Layla was born on Tuesday evening at 7:49pm (local time), and Rebel Laken was born at 6:09am on Wednesday morning. Hatcher wrote that her daughters seemed to believe that “statistically” they were so unique “that they should have their own birthdays.”
According to Hatcher's gynecologist's calculations, the babies were scheduled to be born at Christmas. They were now born early enough to be home with their siblings for the holidays: Hatcher and the twins are doing so well that they have already been discharged from University Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. Hatcher plans to reveal details about the birth at a later date.
The last known case occurred four years ago
Hatcher has known since she was 17 that she had two uteruses. An estimated 0.3 percent of all women are affected by the rare congenital malformation uterine deadlift. In May, Hatcher, then a mother of three, learned during an ultrasound scan in the eighth week of her pregnancy that she was pregnant with twins this time, and that each baby was growing in her own womb.
According to Hatcher's gynecologist, Shweta Patel, simultaneous pregnancies in both uteruses are rarer than pregnancies with two uteruses. So the probability is 1 in 50 million. The last known case was in Bangladesh in 2019, where 20-year-old Arifa Sultana gave birth to twins 26 days apart.
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