A daughter was born on Tuesday and another on Wednesday.
A woman born with a rare condition called double uterus gave birth to two twin girls who she carried in each of her uteruses during her pregnancy.
Kelsey Hatcher of Dora, Alabama, gave birth to a girl on Tuesday and another on Wednesday after 20 hours of labor, according to the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
“Our miracle babies were born! They decided they were statistically rare enough that they should have their own birthday too,” Hatcher wrote on Instagram.
Her first baby, named Roxi, was born vaginally at 7:45 p.m. on Dec. 19, weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces, the news release said. Meanwhile, her second baby, Rebel, was born via C-section just over 10 hours after her sister’s birth on Dec. 20 at 6:10 a.m., weighing 7 pounds 3.5 ounces.
In a press release, Hatcher, who was already a mother of three before her fourth pregnancy with the twins, credited UAB’s help in announcing the birth of her two daughters.
“Bringing our two healthy baby girls into the world safely has always been the goal, and UAB helped us get there,” Hatcher said in the release. “It seems fitting, though, that they had two birthdays. They both had their own ‘home,’ and now both have their own birth stories.”
“After such a long and crazy journey, it meant the world to see my two daughters together for the first time,” Hatcher said, according to the release.
Hatcher was born with two uteruses and two cervixes, a rare condition also known as uterine didelphys or double uterus. This condition, present in only 0.3 percent of people with a uterus, develops when the reproductive organs form differently in an embryo. People with a double uterus may experience pain, fertility problems, or sometimes no symptoms.
The chances of being pregnant at the same time in each uterus are about “1 in a million,” according to Dr. Richard Davis, a specialist in maternal-fetal medicine at the University of Alabama at the Women & Infants Center in Birmingham. where Hatcher was studied. treaty.
It was the first of four pregnancies with her husband Caleb in which she carried a baby in each uterus. Speaking to “Good Morning America” last month, Hatcher said she had only one baby carried in a uterus during her previous pregnancies with her children – now ages 7, 4 and 2, who also came to term, without complications.
Although Hatcher did not carry both babies in the same uterus as in a typical twin pregnancy, Davis said in a press release, “it is safe to call the girls fraternally twins.”
“At the end of the day, it was two babies in one womb at the same time. They just had different apartments,” Davis added.
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