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Wife gives birth to three children - every 26 days
A Bangladeshi woman gave birth to twins, even though she had had a baby only 26 days earlier. The young mother was taken to a clinic with severe abdominal pain a few weeks after her first birth, where the doctors found that she had two more children in her stomach.
The number of multiple births has increased
According to experts, there have been more and more multiple births in recent years. So it is not surprising when a woman gives birth to twins. But if this is done by a woman who has given birth to a boy only a few weeks earlier, it is very surprising.
To the clinic with severe abdominal pain
A Bangladeshi woman gave birth to twins almost a month after giving birth to a premature baby, her doctor told the British news broadcaster “BBC”.
Arifa Sultana, a 20-year-old from a rural village, gave birth to her first baby at the Khulna Medical College Hospital in late February.
However, 26 days later, she was taken to another hospital with severe abdominal pain.
There the doctors found that she was still pregnant with twins in a second uterus.
"When the patient came in, we examined her and found that there were twins," said gynecologist Dr. Sheila Poddar from Khulna City Hospital.
“We were very shocked and surprised. I've never seen anything like it, ”said the doctor.
Dual placement of the uterus
The "BBC" report also explains why the second uterus was apparently overlooked at the first birth.
According to Dr. Poddar, the young mother and her husband are "very poor". Therefore, no ultrasound was performed on the woman in advance of her first delivery.
Such an examination could have found the didelphys uterus in the woman. This uterine malformation leads to a double placement of the uterus.
According to the “BBC”, affected women often have no symptoms, which is why the disease is usually discovered during pregnancy when an ultrasound scan is performed.
Worried about financial situation
"She had no idea that she was carrying two more babies," said Dr. Poddar. "We did a caesarean section and she gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl."
The 20-year-old and her newborn were released on March 25 after four days in hospital.
“The babies and mother are healthy. I am very, very happy that everything went well, ”said Dr. Poddar.
The young woman is happy with her children, but also worried about the financial situation, since her husband earns less than 6,000 taka (around 62 euros) per month.
However, the husband told the AFP news agency that he would "do his best".
"It was a miracle from Allah that all my children are healthy. I will do my best to make you happy. ”(Ad)