Finding out that one is expecting twins can be a genuine surprise for any couple. It takes time to process such news and there is no right way to respond. It is important to prioritize a peaceful and easy life during the initial weeks after confirming a twin pregnancy, allowing for proper understanding and acceptance of the reality.
Shaheen and her husband Sohail, first-time parents, were informed that they were expecting twins. However, upon giving birth, they were faced with the unexpected reality that their babies were conjoined. Shaheen, who had believed she was carrying twins, was astonished when she delivered a baby with two heads, told Daily Mail.
Upon examination, medical professionals discovered that the remarkable newborn possessed two hearts and three hands. This condition is known as dicephalic parapagus, which involves the fusion of two infants into one torso and often leads to stillbirth.
The miraculous baby has now been admitted to a hospital in the nearby city of Indore, where doctors are closely monitoring the infant’s condition. Shaheen remains at the district hospital. (See Photo Here) Dr. Lahoti, one of the attending physicians, stated, “These cases are rare, and the outlook for the babies remains uncertain, especially during the initial days. As a result, we are observing them closely. At this point, we have no plans for any surgery on the patient.”
Dicephalic parapagus, also referred to as parapagus dicephalus, is a rare form of partial twinning in which two heads are situated side by side on a single torso. If carried to term, most dicephalic twins are stillborn or succumb shortly after birth. Only a small number have managed to survive into adulthood.
This story originally appeared in the Sun and was reproduced here with permission.