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A new mother got the surprise of her life when she was born twins just 26 days after her son's release.
Arifa Sultana welcomed a baby at the end of February. A few weeks later, 20-year-old Bangladeshi "went to the hospital" and complained of abdominal pain, "Dr. Sheila Poddar, a gynecologist at Dhaka's Ad Din Hospital, told CNN.
After Sultana undergoes an ultrasound scan The doctors found something remarkable: she had two uterus ̵
She greeted a boy and a girl after Dr. Poddar had a baby Cesarean section. "All three children are safe and healthy. The mother is fine too, "the doctor said with CNN . (Associated with: Baby Boom! Mrs. Houston gave birth to three twin pairs in nine minutes:" This Is Miraculous! ")
Mayo Clinic defines the Condition Uterus Didelphys (or "double uterus") as a "rare congenital anomaly" in which the body does not behave in the way it usually does in the development of the uterus, usually connecting the two small tubes that it brings together a large organ. (Related: Is there really something like an alpha uterus?)
But sometimes, "the tubes do not fully connect," and "each one evolves into a separate structure," explains Mayo A double uterus often has successful pregnancies. However, the disease can increase the risk of miscarriage or premature birth. "(Associated: This is the first woman to have frozen with an ovary before puberty)
" It's not common to have two uteruses, "Dr. SN Basu, chief obstetrician and gynecologist at New Delhi Max Healthcare Hospital, told CNN, "When the uterus develops, it comes out of two tubes, and these tubes fuse together. Some women do not merge and the dividing wall does not dissolve. "
CNN reports that, according to the National Institutes, there is only a 1-to-a-million chance for uterus didelphys and the birth of twins of Health." 19659006] Basu told CNN, "People do not know from rural areas what's wrong with them. They do not know how many children they are pregnant with and sometimes also if they are pregnant.
This story originally appeared on People.com by Jen Juneau.