A Bangladeshi woman has given birth to twins about a month after being delivered of a premature baby boy.
Exactly 26 days after giving birth to her first child, Arifa Sultana, 20, was rushed to hospital and doctors were shocked to discover she was still pregnant with twins in a second uterus (womb).
The doctors performed an emergency Caesarean and successfully delivered Arifa of healthy twin babies – a boy and a girl.
Ms Sultana, who is from a rural village, delivered her first baby at the Khulna Medical College Hospital in Khulna district.
A month later, after complaining of severe stomach ache, she was rushed to the Ad-din Hospital in the Jessore district.
The gynaecologist – Dr Sheila Poddar – who carried out the operation told the BBC that the situation was totally new to her.
“When the patient came in, we performed an ultrasound on her and found there were twin babies.
“We were very shocked and surprised. I have never observed something like this before.
“She had no idea that she had two other babies. We carried out a caesarean and she delivered twins, one male and female.”
“The babies and her are all healthy. I am very, very happy that everything went well.”