Woman, 28, is told she has TWO wombs after doctors discover she is carrying a twin daughter in each one – also leaving her potentially facing two labours
- Tesco worker Kelly Fairhurst discovered she was expecting twins during a scan
- The 12-week scan also found that each twin was developing in a separate womb
- 1:3,000 women are born with two wombs, though double pregnancy is rare
- Medics said the chances of a baby in each womb is around 50 million to one
A mother-of-two who is pregnant with twins received a shock from medics who told her she has two wombs – with a baby in each.
Kelly Fairhurst, 28, from Braintree, Essex, received the news after undergoing a routine scan.
As a result, she has been warned that she may face two labours as each baby is in a separate womb.
Kelly Fairhurst, pictured with her partner Joshua Boundy, 34, and their children Agyness, four, and Margo, three, discovered she had two wombs when she underwent a 12-week scan
Medics told Ms Fairhurst that one in 3,000 women are born with two wombs, however, the chance of having a baby in each womb is 1 in 50 million
Ms Fairhurst’s two daughters Agyness, four, and Margo, three, were both born premature
Ms Fairhurst told The Sun: ‘The twins could be identical. The condition itself is quite rare but they went on to tell me that it was a one in a 50million chance for me to conceive twins in each womb.’
Ms Fairhurst, who works in Tesco, said she and her boyfriend Joshua Boundy, 34, discovered the news during her 12-week scan.
Medics have told Ms Fairhurst that they intend delivering the babies by caesarean section however, she both her daughters, Agyness, four, and Margot, three, were both born premature.
Ms Fairhust added: ‘We do have twins in our family and my Nana was a triplet but you never think that it’s going to happen to you. I especially never thought I’d have identical twins in two separate wombs!’
Professor of Obstetrics Asma Khalil of St George’s Hospital in Tooting said one in 3,000 women is born with two wombs.
However, she said having twins with one in each womb is ‘incredibly rare’.
Ms Fairhust added: ‘We do have twins in our family and my Nana was a triplet but you never think that it’s going to happen to you. I especially never thought I’d have identical twins in two separate wombs’