Kelsey Hatcher and her husband, Caleb, already have three children, ages 7, 4 and 2. Her doctor is surprised to find her pregnant again.
“My husband didn’t believe me when I told him there were two babies in the womb. He said, ‘Are you lying? I’m not,'” Kelsey said.
Kelsey Hatcher is aware of the state of her uterus. There are two uteruses, both with separate cervixes. Her pregnancy was identified as high risk category.
“This is a very, very rare case,” said obstetrician and gynecologist Dr Shweta Patel. “It is difficult for obstetricians and gynecologists to see something like this in their entire career,” he said.
This woman is born with two uteruses, a rare condition. In a female fetus, the uterus is like two small tubes. As the embryo grows, these tubes usually fuse together to create a large, hollow organ. This organ is called uterus.
In some cases both the uteruses do not fuse completely. Instead both grow into separate organs. A double uterus has an opening for the female genitalia. This opening is called the cervix. In other cases, each uterus has its own cervix, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Women with two wombs are successful in giving birth in most cases. But the possibility of miscarriage or premature birth is also high in this condition.
Dr. who specializes in handling high risk deliveries. Richard Davies said that three in a thousand women have two cervixes or two uteruses.