Clearwater Woman With Two Uteruses Delivers Twins
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CLEARWATER (CBS4) – A Pinellas County woman with a rare medical condition made a special delivery last week at a Clearwater hospital.
The St. Petersburg Times reports Andreea Barbosa delivered twins, one from each of her two uteruses.
Barbosa and her husband, Miguel, conceived the twins without reproductive medicine.
Nathan and Natalie Barbosa were born Sept. 15 at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater. They join 2-year-old sister, Izabella.
The newspaper says Barbosa’s obstetrician, Dr. Patricia St. John, placed the odds of such a pregnancy at 1 in about 5 million. The doctor explained that two eggs had to be released and fertilized at the same time in each uterus.
Barbosa’s condition is called uterus didelphys. She says it was diagnosed four years ago.
St. John says Barbosa’s pregnancy was perfect and the twins were born via C-section at 36 weeks.
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