Is There Any Womb In There For Another Baby?
Hannah's children came from two separate wombs.
OK, let me repeat that.
Hannah's children came from two seaparte wombs...inside of her.
Ruby and Tilly are identical twins and were in one womb. Grace was by herself in her own separate womb. Yes, Hannah Kelsey has two wombs. The odds of having triplets from two wombs is estimated to be 25 million to 1.
So how did this happen???
Hannah has a condition called uterus didelphys. When she was a developing fetus, her Mullers ducts never fused to form one uterus, as it's supposed to. It leaves her with two separate uteruses...um...uteri? This condition is often hereditary, and Hannah's mother and sister both have two wombs as well.
But what made medical history is the fact that Hannah gave birth to triplets in two separate wombs - and that makes her the first EVER in recorded medical history to do so. Both wombs had to have had an egg. The father, Mick Faulkner (or as I would call him, Super Sperm Man), had two separtate sperm cells fertilize each egg. One egg split and became identical twins - Tilly and and Ruby. The other egg remained in a separate womb, and became Grace.
Dr. Ellis Downes, consultant obstetrician and gynecologist at Chase Farm Hospital in London, said: "It is quite amazing. Women with two wombs have conceived a baby in each womb before but never twins in one and a singleton in the other."
Singleton??? What the hell is that? Singleton? Isn't that a kind of Scotch Whisky?
After reading this newstory, my head was swimming with questions. I bet yours is too. In fact, I'd bet some of your questions are as follows:
Question: So having two wombs, is it possible two sets of children could've had two DIFFERENT fathers?
Answer: You're watching too much Grey's Anatomy. Or maybe House. Hannah had only one cervix. The only way she could've gotten pregnant in both wombs was simultaneously. So she'd have to be having sex with two men at the exact same moment. I dare not continue with this scenerio out any further as I'm becoming slightly nauseus.
Question: Does Hannah have two vaginas?
Answer: No. You sicko.
Question: Are there women out there with two vaginas?
Answer: Geezus! Ok, yes. There was another British woman, Claire Miles, a year ago that had two vaginas, but did have an operation to get them fused together. She also had two wombs, each with a baby inside. Her babies are doing great as well. This reminds me of a joke I heard. You ever hear of the man with five penises (penii?)? His pants fit like a glove!
Question: Having two wombs, are Hannah's menstruation normal?
Answer: I'm not qualified to answer that question, but I wouldn't want to be near her house when she's got PMS.
Question: Is there some sort of evolutaionary/biological advantage for having two wombs?
Answer: Obviously, she might be able to produce more offspring with "one shot." (Ahem), but this condition is associated with fertillity problems. Now that Ms. Kersey has three newborns to feed at the same time, she's probably wishing she had three boobies instead.