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Woman in India gives birth to ‘baby with two heads’ [w/video]
Metro [UK] ^ | Friday 14 Mar 2014

Posted on 03/14/2014 10:02:23 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

A woman has given birth to a baby with two heads in a hospital in northern India.

The baby, or rather babies, are conjoined twins – two girls who have separate spinal cords, necks and heads but share the same set of organs and limbs.

Urmila Sharma, 28, from Haryana province did not know she had twins until two weeks before the birth because she could not afford to pay for ultrasound scans.

Doctors fear that the twins, who have a condition known as dicephalic parapagus, will be lucky to survive.

‘The parents are very distressed and we are helping the family the best we can,’ explained Doctor Shikha Malik, who delivered the babies.

Born via C-section at Cygnus JK Hindu hospital yesterday morning, doctors say the twins cannot be separated because they share so many key body parts.

‘We only came to know she was carrying conjoined twins after an ultrasound two weeks ago but it was too late to do anything by then,’ added Dr Malik.

There is hope however that the twins could survive and adapt to their condition thanks to the inspiration of Abigail and Brittany Hensel – twins with dicephalic parapagus in the US that have lived into their twenties.

Dr Malik explained: ‘Now the baby is born we will do our best to save her and we hope to operate once her condition is more stable.’

Conjoined twins are quite rare with an estimated prevalence of somewhere between 1:50,000 and 1:200,000 births.

(Excerpt) Read more at metro.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: napl
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1 posted on 03/14/2014 10:02:24 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Good luck, darlings.


2 posted on 03/14/2014 10:03:18 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

So sad. With the babies being born in India, they probably don’t have much chance as evidenced by the condition of the facility (paneling on the wall!) and the adult size oxygen mask being used on the babies :(


3 posted on 03/14/2014 10:13:53 PM PDT by Reddy (bo stinks)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“hope to operate once her condition is more stable”

I guess I’m just dense, but it doesn’t sound like, from the description of shared organs, there is much that can be done.

Poor babies.


4 posted on 03/14/2014 10:16:59 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Slings and Arrows

Two heads are better than one?


5 posted on 03/14/2014 10:18:10 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Prayers for the little ones.


6 posted on 03/14/2014 10:20:19 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: berdie

Probably wants to do some internal clean-up to let their organs function better - restructuring partially-divided organs and so forth. I’m no physician, though.


7 posted on 03/14/2014 10:27:40 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Amen.


8 posted on 03/14/2014 10:28:16 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

OK, I was thinking it too.


9 posted on 03/14/2014 10:28:54 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“doctors say the twins cannot be separated because they share so many key body parts.”

Duh. I doubt even one of them could live if the other was removed. They have the same birthday and will no doubt have the same approximate time of death as well, God willing that be a long time from now. They are not the only ones to share this condition, by the way. There are twins I read about living in the U.K. with almost the exact same.


10 posted on 03/14/2014 10:36:56 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Also the Frankel twins in the US, as mentioned in the article.


11 posted on 03/14/2014 10:41:18 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Whoops! Hensel, not Frankel!


12 posted on 03/14/2014 10:41:49 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

There are the Abigail and Brittany Hensel who were born here in the US with 2 heads. They are leading a normal life. Thank God these special angels were not aborted simply because they do not look like the rest of us. God Bless these parents.


13 posted on 03/14/2014 11:52:22 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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Oh my..

Carnival Freak Show meets the internet.

I’m not going.


14 posted on 03/15/2014 12:06:02 AM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Patriot Babe

Indeed.


15 posted on 03/15/2014 12:35:23 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I feel sorry for the guy that marries her !


16 posted on 03/15/2014 12:49:39 AM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (I'm not afraid to say what i mean nor should you be afraid of what you know to be true !)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I have very mixed feelings about such births as these, but for now, I will pray for the family, and keep my personal reactions to myself. I can’t believe they didn’t see this before, unless the mother is one of those women who goes through her pregnancy without ongoing doctor’s care. Maybe the family couldn’t afford all those tests and office visits.
A devastating turn of events.


17 posted on 03/15/2014 12:54:01 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

You mean “guys” - “she” is two distinct individuals.


18 posted on 03/15/2014 1:05:15 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Prayers for them and the family.


19 posted on 03/15/2014 4:58:23 AM PDT by verga (Poor spiritual health is often manifested with poor physical health.)
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To: lee martell

... in the excerpt provided, which I briefly skimmed:

This is India
This is extreme poverty

... so no, regular doctor’s visits were not a priority.


20 posted on 03/15/2014 5:05:40 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: Slings and Arrows

It’s India. There’s a good chance the child will be worshiped.


21 posted on 03/15/2014 6:10:03 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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For their sake I hope not.


22 posted on 03/15/2014 6:20:13 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: TangoLimaSierra

I think you have to have six arms to be worshiped in India.


23 posted on 03/15/2014 2:11:39 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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