GPHC records rare double-uterus twin birth
The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) recently saw its first case of a double-uterus twin pregnancy, where twin babies developed in and were delivered from two separate uteruses, a reportedly one in a million occurrence. On August 25th, the babies, a boy and a girl, were delivered via caesarean section at the GPHC. Up until the time of delivery, neither doctors, nor the soon-to-be-mother had known of the unique circumstances they were about to encounter. Double uterus, or Uterus Didelphys, is where the mullerian duct (which forms the foundation of the reproductive tract) fails to fuse, resulting in the formation of two uteruses and two cervixes. “During post-grad studies, this is my second specialty—gynae obstetrics—you read about so many different things…And even though we have had multiple presentations on…malformation of the uterus and so forth, you don’t actually get to see these things. So this was a first for me. I’ve seen a case on TV that was discussed in Miami and that’s why I know the statistics at the time to get pregnant like that is one in a million. But these things are very, very rare. You probably would have it once, if at all, in your entire medical career. So, I was very excited,” Dr Rafi Rozan stated during a press briefing at the hospital yesterday.