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Two Wombs, Three Babies!

Post by awip2062 » Thu Dec 21, 2006 11:08 pm

LONDON (AFP) - A British mother could get into the record books after she gave birth to twins and a single baby at the same time -- from two wombs -- in what is believed to be a world first.

Hannah Kersey, 23, gave birth to the rare triplets -- identical twins Ruby and Tilly, and singleton Gracie -- by Caesarean section seven weeks prematurely in September.

She was born with a condition called uterus didelphys, which means she developed two wombs, but doctors had warned her that she was unlikely to become pregnant in both.

After their early birth the triplets had to stay in hospital for nine weeks, but are now doing fine at home with Hanna and her partner Mick Faulkner, 23, in Devon in southwest England.

"We are just over the moon at how healthy and happy the girls are," she said. "They are three lovely and incredible children, all with very different personalities.

"Gracie seems to be the ringleader -- maybe because she grew up in her own womb. She is very determined and independent, always wanting her food before the others and to do things first," she said.

Doctors say there are only 70 women in the world known to have become pregnant in two wombs, and this is the first reported case of triplets.

"This is so rare you cannot put odds on it," said Ellis Downes, consultant obstetrician at Chase Farm Hospital in London. "I have never heard of this happening anywhere ever before - it is quite amazing.

"Women with two wombs have conceived a baby in each womb before but never twins in one and a singleton in the other. It is extremely unusual."

What a way to start a family! :shock:
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Post by CygnusX1 » Fri Dec 22, 2006 6:47 am

ya gotta pat "MIGHTY MICK" on the back too! LOL
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Post by Walkinghairball » Fri Dec 22, 2006 7:05 am

Hey Ogg, do you know that guy? :-D
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Post by awip2062 » Fri Dec 22, 2006 2:24 pm

LOL You seen that too, eh? hehe
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Post by ElfDude » Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:16 am

CygnusX1 wrote:ya gotta pat "MIGHTY MICK" on the back too! LOL
Only if he sticks around for the next 18 years.
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Post by awip2062 » Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:54 pm

Only 18, Elfie?
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Post by ElfDude » Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:21 pm

If he can endure that many babies for 18 years, yeah.

Obviously he should marry the girl and stay with her forever. But he at least owes it to those babies to stick around until they're able to fend for themselves.
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Post by awip2062 » Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:25 pm

If mine takes off in 8 years, he's dead.
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Post by zepboy » Fri Dec 29, 2006 2:06 pm

If he takes off in 8 years, it'll be because he's dead!

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