This mum believed her pregnancy was going so smooth she didn’t even bother going for an ultrasound. Boy was she wrong!
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A mother in India gave birth to conjoined twins, despite having a ‘very smooth’ pregnancy.
The male twins, who are fused together at the stomach and share most of their vital organs, were born via caesarean section.
The shocked parents, Guddo Devi, 25, and her husband Dalvir Singh, 27, didn’t have an ultrasound check during the pregnancy and it seemed that nothing was wrong.
‘I never took her for regular medical check-up or an ultrasound as her pregnancy was very smooth,’ said the father, Mr Singh.
‘She never complained of any problem throughout her pregnancy.
‘We were excited for the arrival of our first child but when I saw the babies, I could not believe my eyes.’
He added: “I had only heard of such births but never imagined I would have conjoined twins. My family is heartbroken, but we have faith in God.”
‘Once the babies are discharged, I will take them to a bigger hospital and consult specialists for their separation.’
‘This was the first such case in our hospital and we were all shocked to witness the birth of the children,’ said Dr Ruchi Gupta, a gynaecologist, who delivered the babies.
“We only learnt that the mother was carrying conjoined twins at the last moment.
“The babies are perfectly healthy and so we did not keep them in the intensive care unit and rather handed them to their mother.
“But we cannot tell how long they will survive as conjoined twins have a short lifespan.”
As a daily wage labour, Mr Singh could not afford to take his wife for check-ups during the pregnancy.
Such a shocking turn of events. I hope they can get the medical help they need.
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