Mum with two wombs has a child from each one after series of miscarriages
| December 9th 2019
A woman has given birth to two children, each born from one of her two wombs.
Emily Taylor has uterus didelphys, meaning she has two wombs and two cervixes.
And amazingly the 31-year-old had one of her sons growing in each side - Richi from the right and Arlie from the left.
Emily, of Brecon, Wales, said: "I kept having miscarriages and no-one could tell me why.
"So my two boys really are miracles."
Emily, an NHS admin assistant, first tried for a baby ten years ago aged 21 and got pregnant easily.
But at her 12-week scan, the nurses told her the baby had died.
Emily and husband Richard Taylor had three miscarriages in a row between 2013 and 2015, losing each baby at around the six-week mark.
"I had a fourth miscarriage and then I went to see a gynaecologist," Emily said.
"There was no explanation given for my losses. They never found out at any scans.
"I thought something was off. I thought 'Why is this happening?'."
Emily had an internal exam and the doc was shocked by what he saw.
She added: "He was like 'Oh this is different...' I was like 'What's going on?'
"My husband was with me and he asked what was wrong. And he just said 'You've got two cervixes'.
Emily then had a laparoscopy and it was discovered she had two cervix and two wombs - both slightly smaller than usual - but it was not thought the condition would harm her chances of becoming a mum.
Known as uterus didelphys, it occurs during development in the womb, when the fusion of certain ducts fails to occur.
Emily was devastated and was convinced the condition was causing her recurrent miscarriages.
"I didnt think Id be able to have children, even though he said keep trying. I thought 'It's not going to work."
The couple even had a consultation for IVF in the hope that experts could somehow implant the baby in a better position than her own body could naturally.
But in May 2016, Emily and NHS maintenance assistant Richard found out they were expecting again.
A 12-week scan showed the baby was happily growing in Emily's right womb.
Baby Richi - named after his dad - was born on January 11, 2017, weighing 6lbs 9oz. He arrived slightly early at 37 weeks - most likely because he had run out of room to grow.
After he was Richi was born she quickly got pregnant again and discovered baby Arlie was in her left womb at his 12-week scan.
He was born on October 26 last year at 37 weeks weighing 6lbs 3oz. Now she hasn't ruled out more children and says she'd take bets over which womb they'd end up in.
"We're pretty chilled about it now," she said. "But when you think about it, it is amazing really."
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