Utah Woman’s ‘Twins’ Have Different Due Dates, Different Wombs
July 20, 2010
(Chattahbox) – Angie Cromar is no stranger to pregnancy. Besides being a labor and delivery nurse, she also has three children with her husband. Pregnancy number four should have been a breeze for her. However, despite her experience, nothing could have prepared her for what her first ultrasound revealed.
The ‘twins’ she’s currently carrying are not actually twins at all. Angie has a rare condition called uterus didelphys, or ‘double-uterus’. Many women with this unusual uterine structure go undiagnosed their whole life, although they do have higher rates of miscarriage and premature births than women with typical uteri. Although Ms. Cromar knew of her condition, she never expected to find herself pregnant with two babies in separate wombs.
Doctors estimate that less than 100 women around the world have been pregnant with two babies in separate wombs at the same time. The babies are due some time around January, 2011.