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Didelphys Uterus Delivers Twin Girl


A 21 year old Michigan woman was born with didelphys. In other words, Sarah Reinfelder was born with two wombs.

This past week she gave birth via C-section to twin girls. The two girls had not resided in the same womb, but had separate “rooms” from conception.

The twins, Kaylin Joy and Valerie Marie, were delivered seven weeks premature, but are reported to be healthy. So is the mother.

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As the uterus forms in female fetus, it starts out as two small tubes. As the fetus develops, these two tubes normally join to create a single uterus. When this doesn’t happen, the woman will have “double uterus” or uterus didelphys.

Double uterus is rare. It is estimated to occur in approximately 0.2% of women. There is an increased risk of miscarriage or premature birth with a double uterus.

Kaylin Joy weighed in at 3 pounds, 15 ounces while Valerie weighed in at 4 pounds, 15 ounces.

Mayo Clinic