The woman had two ᴡᴏᴍʙs and was unaware of her second pregnancy until her water ʙʀᴏᴋᴇ again.
A Bangladeshi mother got the surprise of her life when she gave birth to twins she never knew existed, just 26 days after prematurely giving birth to her first child. Arifa Sultana, 20, gave birth to a baby last month through natural childbirth, but doctors did not realize she had a second ᴜᴛᴇʀᴜs.
“I didn’t know she was still pregnant with twins. Her water ʙʀᴏᴋᴇ again, 26 days after the birth of the first baby and she came running to see us,” explained Sheila Poddar, the gynecologist who treated the woman.
Doctors performed an ᴇᴍᴇʀɢᴇɴᴄʏ ᴄᴀᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ to remove the twins, a boy and a girl. The young woman from Jessor district (south-west Bangladesh) was able to return home with the babies. They are all in good health.
“I have never seen such a case in my more than 30 years of medical practice,” Dilip Roy, Jessore’s senior medical officer, told AFP, wondering how doctors at the hospital could have missed the second pregnancy.
From a family with few resources, Arifa Sultana said she was happy to have three children but wondered how she could raise them.
Her husband, Sumon Biswas, works as a laborer and barely earns 6,000 takas (63 euros) a month. “I don’t know how we are going to deal with such a responsibility with so little money,” she said.
However, the young woman was happy that all her children survived. “It was a miracle from God that all my children are fine. I want to do my best to keep them happy,” she said.
The medical condition suffered by the woman is called ᴜᴛᴇʀᴜs ᴅɪᴅᴇʟᴘʜʏs and is caused by a ᴄᴏɴɢᴇɴɪᴛᴀʟ ᴍᴀʟꜰᴏʀᴍᴀᴛɪᴏɴ causing the ᴜᴛᴇʀᴜs to have its cavity divided into two parts. The strangest thing about this case is that in most cases the chances of a ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇ are increased. It’s a miracle! Congratulations to her family!