A woman with two wombs and two vaginas has spoken of her joy at finally giving birth to a ‘miracle’ baby.
Leona Doherty, 35, was born with the incredibly rare medical condition uterus didelphys, Daily Mail reports.
Only three per cent of women are born with such an abnormality – which can cause complications with pregnancy – and she suffered four miscarriages as a result.
Mrs. Doherty’s chances of conception were halved because each of her wombs had just one fallopian tube and one ovary – which makes having a baby even more difficult.
But after 14 years of trying to have a child with husband Gary, 41, she conceived a healthy baby in one of her wombs.
Their son Hugh was delivered by Caesarean section on December 9 – weighing just 5lbs 9oz.
His birth came after 12 months of serious health problems, in which Mrs. Doherty nearly died and her husband battled depression.
She had a stroke and was rushed to hospital with liver and kidney failure.
Mrs. Doherty, of Derry, Northern Ireland, said: ‘Hugh’s birth was the most amazing, unbelievable feeling.
‘I still can’t believe he’s mine, even now.
‘For 14 years we tried to have our own children and we never gave up hope. He’s our miracle. We’ve been through so much to have him, but I never gave up hope.
‘Always have faith and hope. Despite everything I honestly believe that there’s always something good at the end of it.’
‘It is just amazing – you forget about all the pain. I love being a mum. We are just enjoying every minute with Hugh.’
Doctors made the shocking discovery she had two wombs when investigating why Mrs. Doherty was having difficulty conceiving.
Only one in 5 million women are said to be affected by the rare condition uterus didelphys.
Source: Daily Mail