Thursday, 21 December 2006

Triplets - from my two different wombs

Yes, you read the headline correctly. Hannah Kersey has beaten odds of 25million-to-one to deliver a most unusual family.

Indeed, Ms Kersey may be the first mother to give birth to surviving triplets from two wombs.
Identical twins Ruby and Tilly were delivered from one womb and their (non-identical) sister Gracie came out of the other.

The odds of a woman with two wombs having twins or two separate births is 5million to one. The odds of giving birth to triplets is 25million to one.

Baby expert Dr Simon Grant said he had never heard of a case like it, adding: 'About five per cent of women in Britain have a division of the womb to some degree but a complete dividing wall is at the rare end of the spectrum.'