A woman in England is considered a true medical miracle, giving birth to triplets from two separate wombs — a rare condition known to affect one in 1 million women worldwide.
Hannah Kersey is the Northam resident born with uterus didelphys, which is when a woman has two wombs instead of one.
She didn’t believe doctors at first when they told her and partner Mick Faulkner, 23, they would soon be welcoming triplets, especially since they previously said it was highly unlikely she would bear children in the separate wombs.
The babies, three girls, were conceived from two different eggs, one in each womb, that were fertilized simultaneously by two different sperm.
One of the eggs eventually divided — leading to identical twins Ruby and Tilly — while the other remained single, resulting in Gracie.
After a brief pregnancy scare involving the size of the babies, the trio were eventually delivered safely, with Ruby weighing in at 2 pounds 6 ounces, Tilly at 2 pounds and Gracie at 2 pounds 13 ounces, according to Barcroft.
Although there have been other cases of two babies being born to women with uterus didelphys — one in each womb — this is the first reported case of twins and a single baby.
“We were just so thankful that they were healthy and well,” Kersey said. “It was more than we could have hoped for.” (The New York Post)