July 21, 2010
Mother pregnant with 2 babies, not twins
According to AOLNews.com, July 17:
A UT woman is pregnant with 2 babies, but they're not twins....
Angie Cromar was born with a rare condition called didelphys, which means she has 2 uteruses. It didn't pose a problem for her previous pregnancies, and the 34-year-old has given birth to 2 healthy children before.
But this time, she's conceived in both uteruses. During her 1st ultrasound exam, Cromar and her doctor discovered that she's carrying 2 fetuses at different stages of development, one slightly older than the other.
"[He said] I'm 5 weeks and 4 days in one, and 6 weeks and 1 day in the other," Cromar [said]...
The chances of this happening are estimated to be 1 in 5 million. "Probably less than 100, so far, worldwide, have been reported," [Dr. Steve] Terry, [Cromar's Ob/Gyn] said. "So she's a member of a small, elite club."
Cromar herself is a labor and delivery nurse, and knows the complications her condition can bring: chances of pre-term labor and low birth weight....
Video Courtesy of KSL.com
My hunch is the babies will be delivered by c-section at the same time.
I thought this comment was pretty funny...
Contact: Jill Stanek
Date Published: July 20, 2010