In an extremely rare and unheard of occurence, an Indian woman with two wombs has given birth to two sons.
Rinku Devi, 28, from Bihar, believed she was carrying twins but had no idea of her medical condition, known as uterus didelphys, or double uterus.
During labour doctors discovered the mother-to-be had conceived her sons a month apart, during successive menstrual cycles.
"I got to know about having two uteruses when I was already in labour pain," the Daily Mail quoted her as saying.
"I didn't know how to react. I was in pain and quite scared. I had not heard of anything like this before. I got to know about the rarity and severity of this condition days after my delivery," she added.
Gynaecologist Dr Dipti Singh delivered the premature babies, weighing 4lbs 4oz and 3lbs 3oz, at the Mati Sadan Parijat Nursing Home nursing home in Muzaffarpur.
"I knew from her reports that she was carrying twins, but when I understood the situation I was a little taken aback. I had never handled such a case before," said Dr Singh.
"Rinku was not aware that she has two uteruses despite the fact that she had delivered her first baby four years ago," she said.
Such pregnancies are often fatal for mother and baby, carrying a high risk of miscarriage, premature labour and underweight babies.