A woman is pregnant with two babies, due on week apart—and they aren’t twins. That may sound like the setup for a peculiar riddle, but for Angie Cromar, a labor and delivery nurse in Utah, it ain’t no joke:
A Utah woman is pregnant with two babies, but they’re not twins.
Angie Cromar was born with a rare condition called didelphys, which means she has two uteruses. It didn’t pose a problem for her previous pregnancies, and the 34-year-old has given birth to two healthy children before.
But this time, she’s conceived in both uteruses. During her first ultrasound exam, Cromar and her doctor discovered that she’s carrying two fetuses at different stages of development, one slightly older than the other. . . .
The chances of this happening are estimated to be one in five million. “Probably less than 100, so far, worldwide, have been reported,” Terry said. “So she’s a member of a small, elite club.”
Somehow I managed to go my whole life without knowing that it was possible for a woman to have two wombs, much less that she could get pregnant in both at nearly the same time.
It’s a crazy world. Someone oughta sell tickets.