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Dancing Ice Princess
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Hi, everyone! I found this article online. 
Hoping that this will shed a positive light on those who are having trouble getting pregnant.


Uterus didelphys, also known as a double uterus, is a condition where a woman is born with two uterus, to separate cervixes and sometimes two vaginas, though this is not always the case.

It occurs because in a female foetus, the uterus starts out as two small tubes.

As the foetus develops, the tubes normally join to create one larger, hollow organ — the uterus.

Sometimes the tubes don't join completely and each one develops into a separate hollow organ so the woman is born with two wombs.

It often only becomes noticeable after puberty and is diagnosed with a physical exam or an ultrasound scan.

In terms of physical anatomy, the two wombs are often slightly smaller than average in order to fit, though they can be as big as a 'normal' womb.

It also makes it possible to be pregnant twice at the same time - with a baby in each womb.

Some women are also born with two vaginas, which can lead to complications with sex and during menstruation.

Women will frequently have a slightly higher risk of late miscarriage, premature delivery and bleeding during pregnancy.

Often Caesarean sections are recommended, to reduce the risk of complications.

There is no treatment or cure for the condition.


Woman discovers she has TWO wombs and TWO cervixes after going for a routine smear test - but still manages to have a baby

Doctors found that Jane Woodhead, 38, had two uterus and two cervixes

Has uterus didelphys, which causes internal abnormalities in 3% of women

Condition occurs while female foetus develops - and womb forms differently

Can also cause some women to have two vaginas, doctors say

Means is possible for a woman to be pregnant in both wombs at same time

Carries complications during pregnancy, such as miscarriage and bleeding

After signing up for IVF, Ms Woodhead found she was pregnant in one womb

Gave birth to baby Grace, now 12 weeks old, in July


PUBLISHED: 12:43 GMT, 21 October 2014 | UPDATED: 11:27 GMT, 5 February 2015

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2801461/woman-discovers-two-wombs-going-routine-smear-test-gives-birth-miracle-baby-despite-risks.html#ixzz445K5DQT3


March 27, 2016 at 3:10 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Posts: 22

Nice article. Except that they did the blunder to show a septate uterus instead of uterus didelphys. :-P

March 31, 2016 at 10:09 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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