A mother with a heart-shaped uterus has a 1 in 500 million chance of giving birth to twins.
Karen Troy, 25, was shocked to discover she had a fever-shaped uterus after being told she was pregnant with twins.
The odds of conceiving twins with a heart-shaped uterus are about 1 in 500 million.
A young mother from Massachusetts, USA. “I was more worried about having two babies than my heart-shaped uterus.
“I just wanted to make sure they were okay.”
When she was pregnant with twins in January 2021, Karen already had her first child (now six), but didn’t know she had an abnormally shaped uterus at the time. I did.
Affecting only about 3% of women, this rare condition can lead to abdominal pain, irregular menstrual bleeding, and difficulty conceiving to term.
According to one study, women with this condition are up to 30% more likely to miscarry than those without.
But the stay-at-home mom was lucky to have a smooth pregnancy until she developed a condition of high blood pressure known as pre-eclampsia.
Exactly 34 weeks. Karen then hastily undergoes a caesarean section.
Hours later, on September 5, 2021, Karen’s twins, Ryan and Raelynn, were born.
The baby weighed 5 pounds 10 ounces and 5 pounds 1 ounce and spent 27 days at Umass Memorial Medical Center in Massachusetts, USA.
Karen and her husband, Shawnan, 24, who own a junk removal company, were “very excited to finally bring her home and that everything was going well.”
What are the symptoms of a bicornuate uterus?
If you have symptoms of a bicornuate uterus, you may experience:
- Frequent miscarriages (usually 3 or more).
- vaginal bleeding.
- Menstrual pain.
- Painful intercourse (dyspareunia).
- Pelvic pain.
Source: Cleveland Clinic
The twins are now 16 months old and are growing well apart from their motor deficits.
“Both are so different,” Karen said.
“Raelynn is a hurricane and loves to pick up anything and put it in her mouth.
“And Ryan will be more observant and quieter.
“I’m glad they are healthy and doing well,” she added.