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Pregnancy joy for double womb mother

A woman has discovered that she has two reproductive systems after falling pregnant.
A woman discovered that she had two reproductive systems after becoming pregnant.

Lindsay Hasaj discovered that she has uterus didelphys when she visited doctors for a check-up, which means that she has two wombs, two cervixes and two vaginas.

Despite her condition - which happens to just one in a million women - Mrs Hasaj should be able to expect a perfectly normal pregnancy.

Mrs Hasaj's body is perfectly ordinary externally, so she had no idea of her condition when she went to hospital in November with a pain in her abdomen.

She was informed that she has a dual reproductive system, with the baby growing in one of her two wombs.

Although the condition halves the chance of fertilisation, Mrs Hasaj (27) managed to conceive with her husband Tony just two months after their marriage last July.

Commenting on the discovery, Mrs Hasaj, of Finchley, North London, said: "I can't wait to be a mum and I know Tony is going to make the best dad.

"Because of what has happened, I feel this baby is extra special. I'm incredibly lucky. I'm just happy that I've been given the chance to be a mum."

Mrs Hasaj is currently three months pregnant and is having her cervix checked every fortnight.

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I found out I have uterus didelphys when I was 18. I was told it would be very hard for me to ever get pregnant. I had my first son 17 years ago, frommy right uterus. My second son 15 years ago from my right uterus, and my daughter 2 years ago from the left. With each pregnancy I experienced pre term labour, as the uterus are just so small they can not stretch as much as they need to to get the baby to full term. All of my kids were born at 32 weeks gestation. I suffered through bed rest every time ...2 weeks in the hospital the first time....on magnesium and full bed rest...barely even showers! 2 months of bedrest the 2nd time at home, with 3 hospital stays for 2-3 days during that time...on a terbutaline pump and magnesium while in the hospital. This last time I thought maybe since the pregnancy was in the other uterus it would go better ( or i should say I hoped) but it was the opposite. Even though I got weekly shots of progesterone starting at 19 weeks, I still started having mad contractions as early as 16 weeks. it was very scarey. Bedrest because of slight dilation began at 21 weeks, and I was on the terb pump again at home for almost 3 months. A problem I had in my last 2 pregnancies was the location of the cord & where it attached to the placenta was the bottom, rather then the middle. They didn't know till after my son was delivered, and this last time the cord kept getting crimped because the baby was so big in the small womb pushing on the cord where it was crimped & causing her to loose oxygen and her heart to drop/stop. I had to have an emergency c section, and credit the fact I was on bed rest & being so closely monitored for saving her life. I wonder if this condition often causes the cord/placenta attachment issue...and am very scared to try to have another baby because of it. I am not sure where nataliem1985 is located, but I went to Phoenix Parenatal in Scottsdale az through my last pregnancy. The other 2 times I was pregnant NO ONE would listen to me and didnt take anything said seriously...Natalie, ask your regular doctor for a referral to a doctor in your area who specializes in high risk pregnancies only. My doctor had seen this condition many times, and was an absolute saviour to me during my last pregnancy.
by swolfe3 23rd Dec 2010, 4:22pm
I was first told at 19 when I were carrying my first child that I had a bicornuate uterus but I managed to carry my baby to term. However this time my waters broke at 27 weeks and had my baby at 29 weeks during internals I was diagnosed as having 2 of everything basically haveing two cervixes and a double womb. I am so angry at the first hospital I went too they said my second pregnancy would be fine but I always new it would not be I had pains from 20 weeks and bled often and rather heavy. I basicaly were givin paracetomol and monitored so when my waters broke I changed hospital. I can not imagine what would have happened if I did not. My Uterus is too, irritable I would not wish this condition on my worst enemy. My son was healhy at 29 weeks tho very small at 3lbs. I would like too have more children but before I want to fined a consultant who takes this condition seriously and not leave thing's to the last min before acting. Can anyone give me as much info as possible as I feel my local hospital has failed me greatly.
by Nataliem1985 14th May 2010, 4:33pm
I have a uterus didelphys and have 2 of everything but only 2 ovaries, I had my first child in 2005 and the only problem I had was a very irritable uterus but managed to progress to 41+ weeks and had to be induced. I am currently pregnant with my second child and am now 31 weeks and the irritable uterus has started again but I am reassured that my first pregnancy went to term and hoping this one will too, although would be nice not to be induced! Having a didelphys uterus does put you at a slightly increased risk of pre-term labour and cervical issues but is considered one of the better uterine abnormalities to have as generally the uterus is whole and does not contain a septum like a bicornuate uterus which can carry more problems for some people.
by beccii 9th Jan 2009, 9:16am