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Woman With 2 Wombs Delivers Twins

Woman With 2 Wombs Delivers Twins

Shane and Sarah Reinfelder hold newborn twins Valerie Marie and Kaylin Joy, who were born from two separate uteri at Marquette General Hospital in Marquette, Mich. (By Johanna Boyle, The Mining Journal via AP)

AP

February 28, 2009

MARQUETTE, Michigan — A Michigan woman with two wombs has given birth to twin daughters — one from each uterus.

Twenty-one-year-old Sarah Reinfelder’s babies were delivered seven weeks premature Thursday by Caesarean section at Marquette General Hospital in the Upper Peninsula, The Mining Journal and WLUC-TV reported.

“I’m so excited,” Reinfelder said after the twins were born. “I couldn’t sleep at all. … I was just thinking about the girls and how I was so happy they were healthy because nobody really knew what to expect.”

Doctors said Kaylin Joy and Valerie Marie were healthy, and they and their mother were doing fine. Kaylin, who was delivered first, weighed 3 pounds, 15 ounces, and Valerie weighed 4 pounds, 15 ounces.

“It’s phenomenal for us to have nice healthy babies,” said Dr. Connie Hedmark, one of the physicians involved in the delivery. She and Dr. Breanna Pond performed two Caesarean sections for the births.

Reinfelder has a condition that is known as uterus didelphys, and doctors said such twin births are rare. The uteri are different sizes, with Valerie, the larger twin, born from the larger uterus.

The twins have similar risks as other premature babies, said neonatologist Julie Frei. She expects the twins, who don’t have fully developed lung function, likely will be hospitalized for three or four weeks.

Reinfelder, along with her husband Shane and 10-month-old son William, are originally from Sault Ste. Marie. They had been living in Marquette for about two months to be close to the hospital.

© YellowBrix 2009


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    Wife_Of_Nurse

    about 5 years ago

    30 comments

    Momlnak , i was wondering the exact same thing! Two uterus' having 2 sets of eggs and etc and having 2 mentral cycles, that would be absolutely rotten. Not a nurse here, but that just sounds terrible! LOL

    And I was also wondering if concieved both babies at the same time!, I dont think I hve ever heard of such a thing, will have to do some research online.

    Glad both babies and mom are doing good!

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    ceande985

    about 5 years ago

    4 comments

    does she have four ovaries?

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    gingylover

    about 5 years ago

    2 comments

    are they truly twins?? im glad both babies and mom are doing well.

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    Momlnak

    about 5 years ago

    4 comments

    How Wonderful! Prayers go out to MOM, DAD, and Babies! And to the Big brother mentioned in story. Quite intresting too...are the babies concieved at the same time?? or can one uterus have a pregnancy then the second conceive at a later date?

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    Account Removed

    about 5 years ago

    WOW! I am glad both babies are healthy

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    denis450

    about 5 years ago

    2 comments

    it is the Lord God doing . We all have to give God a holy praise

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    peaches22

    about 5 years ago

    54 comments

    Wow...thats amazing! But would these babies be considered twins since they were in two different uterus'?

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    Account Removed

    about 5 years ago

    wow! very interesting! i am so glad that both babies are doing well.

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    rhyzzynne

    about 5 years ago

    20 comments

    miracle.

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