A 20-year-old Bangladeshi woman has given birth to twins just days after delivering a baby boy.

Arifa Sultana gave birth to a baby boy in February according to Dr Sheila Poddar, a gynaecologist at Ad-Din hospital in Dhaka.

But on March 22 she was rushed to hospital after falling ill before stunningly delivering a baby boy and girl through caesarean section, The NZ Herald reports.

“She came to the hospital complaining of lower abdominal pain,” Poddar told local media.

Doctors performed an ultrasound and realised Sultana was pregnant with twins.

The mum had two uteruses, a condition called uterus didelphys.

A uterus didelphys is a rare congenital abnormality, and the occurrence of twin gestation has an overall incidence rate of 1 in a million, according to the National Institutes of Health.

Her first baby was conceived and grown in a different womb to that holding the twins.

Sultana was unaware of her condition and double-simultaneous pregnancy as she did not receive an ultrasound for the birth of her baby boy.

“It’s a rare incident. I have seen such a case for the first time. I had not even heard about such an incident before,” Poddar said.
It is understood the mother and babies are healthy and doing well.

Share your comments below

  • Wow! I’ve never heard of such a thing. She is certainly very fertile anyway.


  • What a way to have an instant family! Hope they are all well.


  • Oh my goodness this is extraordinary.


  • WOW I had no idea this could happen!! I’m in shock!


  • OH MY GOD. This is true… and absolutey amazing and unheard of. I can’t believe it. What a shock. So glad everyone is okay.


  • Oh my that’s unbelievable. What a compete shock for her


  • Wow,what an impressive story.


  • Wow must of meant to be triplets


  • I’ve never heard of this happening before. Talk about an instant family. Wishing them all the best


  • Wow, she would have had such a big belly, didn’t she feel more than one baby’s movement?


  • Wow. I’ve heard of having two uterus’, but nothing like this pregnancy.


  • Wow. I would love to research more about this condition.


  • Have never heard of anyone having 2 uterus. This is an amazing story and would have liked to see and read more about the births,babies and this condition. I am amazed.


  • That’s fascinating, I haven’t heard of that condition. I hope she gets lots of help with the babies.

    • It would be such a shock to go from one newborn to three in a month unexpectedly!! I too hope she has lots of help with them!


  • Hope she’s happy with it and gets lots of help. It must have been such unexpected shock !


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