One wo­man, two wombs, three ba­bies

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A BRI­TISH mother could get into the record books af­ter she gave birth to twins and a sin­gle baby at the same time — from two wombs — in what is be­lieved to be a world first.

Han­nah Kersey, 23, gave birth to the rare triplets — iden­ti­cal twins Ruby and Tilly, and singleton Gra­cie — by Cae­sarean sec­tion seven weeks pre­ma­turely in Septem­ber. She was born with a con­di­tion called uterus didel­phys, which means she de­vel­oped two wombs, but doc­tors had warned her that she was un­likely to be­come preg­nant in both.

Af­ter their early birth the triplets had to stay in hospi­tal for nine weeks, but are now do­ing fine at home with Hanna and her part­ner Mick Faulkner, 23, in Devon in south-west Eng­land.

‘‘We are just over the moon at how healthy and happy the girls are,’’ she said.

Doc­tors say there are only 70 women in the world known to have be­come preg­nant in two wombs, and this is the first re­ported case of triplets.

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