The 31-year-old had an inborn rare condition known as bicornuate uterus or a ‘heart-shaped womb’.
The Hush Post: It is no less than a miracle. A British woman has given birth to twins and that too from two different wombs. Yes, you read it right. Up till 20 weeks of pregnancy Jennifer Ashwood and her husband Andrew House only knew that they were going to have twins, but at the 20-week scan, the couple was shocked to find out that Jennifer was pregnant in two different wombs.
Jennifer was carrying her two babies in two separate wombs. Up until the scan she had no idea that she was born with two wombs. Jennifer gave birth to twins Poppy and Piran safely through a C-section. She was 34 weeks pregnant at the time of delivery.
The 31-year-old had an inborn rare condition known as bicornuate uterus or a ‘heart-shaped womb’. And what’s even more shocking is that the chances of having twins in such a manner are a staggering one in 500 million.
A bicornuate uterus is a rare abnormality and women with the condition have no extra difficulty getting pregnant. However, there is a slightly higher risk of miscarriage or premature birth.
In Jennifer’s case each womb released an egg and got fertilized at the same time. “To have the double uterus is rare in itself but to have an egg in both, then for those to be fertilised, and for both eggs to be in the right part – it’s a miracle”, The Sun quoted Jennifer as saying.
Jennifer and Andrew already have a daughter, Millie who is now eight years old.