Woman gives birth 2 times in 8 monthsBy Mason White 5:21 AM February 3, 2013
|Claire Ormrod with her family|
By: Shifra Unger
A woman did the unthinkable and gave birth to two children who are not twins in just 8 months, according to hospital officials in the United Kingdom.
The 26-year-old woman in the U.K. has given birth twice in eight months and the babies are not twins, the press in the United Kingdom reported this week.
Claire Ormrod of Wales was pregnant with Alice, when she had an emergency cesarean procedure just 25 weeks into her pregnancy. Alice weighed 1 pound, 3 ounces, and doctors believed she would not survive.
However, Alice survived and seven weeks later, despite taking the contraceptive pill, Ormrod became pregnant again.
After several months her son Gareth was also born prematurely, at 29 weeks. He weighed 2 pounds.
“I was absolutely petrified when I found out I was pregnant again,” Ormrod told a newspaper. “My doctor said I should terminate the pregnancy and said it would eventually kill me and the baby. But I said, no, in a straight line,” she told the newspaper.
Ormrod has three older children, who were born despite the doctors warnings, the newspaper reported.
Alice has brain damage on the left side of her brain and she suffers from necrotizing enterocolitis, causing neonatal intestinal obstruction. However, doctors do not know the extent of her brain damage until she will be older.