Woman gives birth to triplets from two separate wombs

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An English woman named Hannah Kersey gave birth to triplets from two separate wombs. Doctors consider this a medical miracle as this rare condition only happens to one in 1 million women worldwide.

Kersey's wombs each formed an egg which were fertilized by two different sperm at the same time. One of the eggs divided forming the identical twins whom they named Ruby and Tilly. The other egg resulted to baby Gracie. (Photo credit: Barcroft media)
Kersey’s wombs each formed an egg which were fertilized by two different sperm at the same time. One of the eggs divided forming the identical twins whom they named Ruby and Tilly. The other egg resulted to baby Gracie. (Photo credit: Barcroft media)

According to Barcroft Media, Kersey is born with uterus didelphys which is a condition wherein a woman has two wombs instead of one.

It was unlikely that Kersey would be able to bear children in separate wombs so she and her partner 23-year-old Mick Faulkner were so surprised when the doctors informed them that they would be having triplets.

Kersey’s wombs each formed an egg which were fertilized by two different sperm at the same time. One of the eggs divided forming the identical twins whom they named Ruby and Tilly. The other egg resulted to baby Gracie.

The woman was able to give birth safely after a short pregnancy scare because of the size of the babies. Ruby weighed 2 pounds and 6 ounces, her twin Tilly weighed 2 pounds and Gracie weighed 2 pounds 13 ounces.

The couple's bundles of joy. They were so surprised when they knew that they were going to have triplets. (Photo credit: Barcroft media)
The couple’s bundles of joy. They were so surprised when they knew that they were going to have triplets. (Photo credit: Barcroft media)

The mother of the triplets said, “We were just so thankful that they were healthy and well. It was more than we could have hoped for.”

Most cases of women with uterus didelphys involve giving birth to one baby from each womb. Doctors consider this a medical miracle because this is the first reported case of twins and a single baby born from a mother with the said condition.

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