Woman With Two Wombs Has Twins. How Does That Happen?

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Talk about lady parts biodramarama! Last week, 21-year-old Sarah Reinfelder gave birth to twin girls from two separate wombs.

Reinfelder discovered that she had a Müllerian abnormality when she miscarried in 2007 (i.e. it was anatomical crazy town up in that piece). Were there two separate baby bumps? Are the twins bitter rivals, fighting for the bigger womb and better nutrients? Will the four pound preemies have to compete with OctoMom for media attention?

Here’s what we do know…

  • They include:
  1. uterine and vaginal agenesis (the uterus or vagina fail to develop or grow: 1/5,000 female babies)
  2. duplication of the uterus and vagina (two vags! ack! I can’t even control one!)
  3. minor cavity abnormalities.

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WordUp: Müllerian Abnormalities= an abnormal shape or development of the uterus

In the Numbers: 0.1-0.5= percent of women with Müllerian duct anomalies

Photo Credit: ABC News

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