Mom With 2 Wombs Is Double-Pregnant

July 16th, 2010 by Staff

MURRAY, Utah – A Utah woman is pregnant with two babies — but they aren’t twins.
Angie Cromar has a rare condition called uterus didelphys, which means she has a double uterus. And right now, there are babies in both of them — each about 20 weeks along.
Cromar knew she was born with the condition, but said it was never an issue in her other pregnancies.
Pregnancy in both uteruses is rare — the chances are about 1 in 5 million — but it’s happened before.
“Probably less than 100, so far, worldwide, have been reported,” Dr. Steve Terry said. “So she’s a member of a small, elite club.”
Cromar said her husband was excited, but a bit incredulous, when she broke the news to him.
“He didn’t believe me for a little while,” she said.
Then reality set in. As a labor and delivery nurse, Cromar said she knew the rarity can bring about complications like pre-term labor and low birth weight.
“Oh, I’m a little nervous, just because I know what can happen, but I’m really excited,” she said.
The babies are already creating a buzz for the family, which is now buying double of everything, and in the medical community.
“As far as setting up bleachers and selling tickets, we are not anticipating that, though,” Terry said.


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