First let me congratulate the new parents. Those are three wonderful Christmas presents to have.
LONDON - A woman with two wombs has given birth to triplets, in what is believed to the first case of its kind, a hospital official said Friday.
Hannah Kersey, 23, gave birth to three girls in September, said Richard Dottle, a spokesman for Southmead Hospital in Bristol where the babies were born. The children spent nine weeks in the hospital.
The girls — identical twins delivered from one womb and a third fraternal sibling from the other — were delivered by Caesarean section seven weeks early, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported.
Kersey and her partner Mick Faulkner said they were "over the moon" at how healthy and happy the girls were.
"They are three lovely and incredible children, all with very different personalities," the BBC quoted Kersey as saying.
"There haven't been any similar account where three healthy babies are born of two wombs," said Yakoub Khalaf, a consulting gynecologist at Guy's and St. Thomas's Hospital. He said that multiple pregnancies tended to be risky, and that delivering triplets under such abnormal circumstances was even riskier.
Separate or partially joined wombs are uncommon, although not rare — about one woman in 1,000 has them, according to Khalaf.
The medical condition described above sounds like a bicornuate uterus. TFM has more than a passing knowledge of this female health conditition, my wife has just such an uterus. It is the most likely reason the wife and I have no living children. Dear wife suffered a miscarriage in 1990 and Daniel lived only 14.5 hours after birth in January 2003.
The infertility problems women having this medical condition encounter are considerable. Ms. Kersey's three babies are a real miracle, the mother overcoming very long odds. God bless this new family.
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