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Mom Finds She Has Two Uteruses During Ultrasound, Is Pregnant with a Baby in Each

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Sometimes, the human body is pretty darn weird. In this case, the human body also mystified one woman and her doctor. Alison Camp completely stumped her doctor when she became pregnant… in two different uteruses. Yes, you read that right. Camp was born with uterine didelphys, or two uteruses.

In this case, each uterus is connected to one fallopian tube and one ovary. However, women with this rare condition can still conceive. In Camp’s case, she and her husband already had two children when she became pregnant the third time.

Camp and her doctor discovered the situation during Camp’s ultrasound during the 11th week of her pregnancy. Her obstetrician was shocked–Camp explained in a press conference:

“She said, ‘Well, here’s the baby on the right and here’s the heartbeat, and everything looks great. So here’s the baby in the left uterus.’ At that point we both started swearing, I thought he was going to pass out.”

Before this, there had only been 73 documented cases in the world of didelphys. While Camp’s pregnancy was extremely high risk, it luckily went smoothly, as both of her twin boys survived, even with Camp giving birth 14 weeks premature.

At their birth, the boys weighed about 1 pound each–but they are doing well now. We’re so happy (double happy, even) that the family is doing just fine.


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Joanna Valente

Joanna Valente is the Editorial Assistant at Kveller. She is the author of Sirs & Madams The Gods Are Dead, and Marys of the Sea (forthcoming), and received her MFA at Sarah Lawrence College. You can follow her @joannasaid on Twitter, @joannacvalente on Instagram, or email her at joanna@kveller.com.

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