A woman who has two vaginas gave birth to miracle twins

Lauren Cotter had always had very painful periods, and when she went to the doctor, they discovered that it was because she had two vaginas. They told her that it would be very difficult for her to have children, but against all odds, she did.

Two Vaginas
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Two Vaginas

Lauren Cotter, 34, used to have very painful, heavy periods. She went to the doctor for testing and was told that it was because she had not one, but twovaginas.

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This strange condition affects one in every 3,000 women worldwide, according to data from the World Health Organisation. It usually happens when the uterus fails to fuse correctly during development in the womb, resulting in uterine duplication.

Lauren had no idea that she had this until she got an ultrasound. A few months after she was diagnosed, she got surgery. The membrane that separates her two vaginas was removed so she could have a normal sex life.

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A year after the surgery, when she was 17, she met Ben and fell madly in love with him. In 2012, they got married in Melbourne. A year into their marriage, they decided to start trying for a baby because they both really wanted children.

Although Lauren wasn't sterile, doctors warned her that it would be difficult for her to carry a baby to full term, because her two wombs were very small. However, she decided to try anyway, and got pregnant.

Check out the video for more details on Lauren's miracle births!

This woman gave birth to two children in two days in the rarest of pregnancies: 'Miracle babies' This woman gave birth to two children in two days in the rarest of pregnancies: 'Miracle babies'