You don’t hear of medical miracles often, but one woman hit the headlines in England because of her rare condition that affects only one in every 1 million women worldwide—she gave birth to triplets from two separate wombs.
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Northam native Hannah Kersey was born with what is known as uterus didelphys, which means that a woman has two wombs instead of one.
When the doctor’s first told her that she would be having triplets, she found it hard to believe because she and her partner, Mick Faulkner, were told that it was very unlikely she would have children in the separate wombs.
The three little miracle baby girls were conceived by different sperm and eggs cells.
One of the eggs divided to form the identical twins Ruby and Tilly, and the other egg formed Gracie.
Despite a pregnancy scare, the triplets were delivered safely, with Gracie weighing 2 pounds 13 ounces, Ruby 2 pounds 6 ounces, and Tilly coming in at 2 pounds.
This is the first reported case of triplets born to someone with uterus didelphys. There have been other cases of two babies being born, one in each womb.
When asked to comment on her experience, Kersey says, “We were just so thankful that they were healthy and well. It was more than we could have hoped for.”