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Mom gives birth to two babies in a year – from separate wombs

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A mother had a second child within a year of giving birth to her first child because she has two reproductive systems.

Caroline Wortman allowed the two babies to grow in separate wombs, although she was told her condition could mean she wouldn’t be able to have children at all.

The 30-year-old discovered she was nearly ten weeks pregnant with her second child, Brooks, just six months after giving birth to her first daughter, Josie.

The news was extra special for Caroline, as she had originally been told she might be infertile after being diagnosed with uterine didelphys – meaning she was born with two reproductive systems

Caroline, from Woodstock, Georgia, says, “Having kids has always been something I knew I wanted, but I’ve just tried to stay positive and not think about it too much. Barren was the story I told myself for ten years.’

Caroline Wortman and her husband Nate Daniel Wortman with Josie and Brooks. See SWNS story SWFHuteruses; A mother gave birth to two babies in one year ??? as they each grew in their two different wombs. Caroline Wortman, 30, discovered she was almost ten weeks pregnant with her second child, Brooks, just six months after giving birth to her first daughter, one-year-old Josie. This comes after she was told she may be infertile after being diagnosed with uterine didelphys - meaning she was born with two reproductive systems. Caroline, from Woodstock, Georgia, USA, said:

Caroline and her husband Nate with Josie and Brooks (Image: Caroline Wortman/SWNS)

But after seven months of trying, Caroline became pregnant with Josie and found out she was pregnant again just six months after giving birth.

Her first ultrasound told her that her son was growing in the other uterus.

“Josie was on the right, Brooks was on the left,” she says.

“For women with my particular diagnosis, I just hope this is a story that they can turn to and say, ‘Look, this girl was told no, and she’s had two healthy babies in a year.’

As a female fetus grows, the uterus begins with two small tubes called the Müllerian ducts. These will eventually fuse together in a process called embryogenesis to form the reproductive system. Females with uterine didelphys do not undergo complete embryogenesis and can be born with two complete reproductive systems.

Caroline Wortman The first time Brooks is kept in the NICU. See SWNS story SWFHuteruses; A mother gave birth to two babies in one year ??? as they each grew in their two different wombs. Caroline Wortman, 30, discovered she was almost ten weeks pregnant with her second child, Brooks, just six months after giving birth to her first daughter, one-year-old Josie. This comes after she was told she may be infertile after being diagnosed with uterine didelphys - meaning she was born with two reproductive systems. Caroline, from Woodstock, Georgia, USA, said:

Caroline is keeping Brooks in the NICU for the first time (Image: Caroline Wortman/SWNS)

Caroline was 18 when she had her first appointment with the gynecologist who, after completing the exam, told her that she had two cervixes.

“I honestly shrugged because I didn’t really understand what the implications might be,” she recalls.

“I asked the doctor what it meant to have two cervixes and I remember she told me I might be infertile and if I did get pregnant it would probably be complicated and high risk.

“I think it was years before I met my husband, but it was always in the back of my mind.”

Brooks in the NICU. See SWNS story SWFHuteruses; A mother gave birth to two babies in one year ??? as they each grew in their two different wombs. Caroline Wortman, 30, discovered she was almost ten weeks pregnant with her second child, Brooks, just six months after giving birth to her first daughter, one-year-old Josie. This comes after she was told she may be infertile after being diagnosed with uterine didelphys - meaning she was born with two reproductive systems. Caroline, from Woodstock, Georgia, USA, said:

Caroline believed for years that she would not be able to have children (Image: Caroline Wortman/SWNS)

Growing up, Caroline’s diagnosis didn’t affect her life, but things changed when she met her now-husband Nate Daniel Wortman, 35, when she was 23.

Finally she opened her uterine didelphysis to him.

‘I was nervous. When we started dating, I knew he wanted kids and I didn’t know if I could give him that,” she says.

“But he was very reassuring and didn’t really seem bothered by the fact that we might have to look at other ways to have children. He always just said it would work out the way it was supposed to work.’

The couple married in September 2019 and quickly tried to start a family.

“I didn’t know how long it was going to be, if ever,” she says.

“I was worried, but you always hear that worry makes it harder to get pregnant, so we just tried to be happy and relaxed about it as newlyweds.”

On April 25, 2020, Caroline went out for a job but had to stop when she felt strange and out of breath. Then she found her period was a few days late, and she took a pregnancy test she bought months earlier.

Brooks on his expected due date of February 3rd. See SWNS story SWFHuteruses; A mother gave birth to two babies in one year ??? as they each grew in their two different wombs. Caroline Wortman, 30, discovered she was almost ten weeks pregnant with her second child, Brooks, just six months after giving birth to her first daughter, one-year-old Josie. This comes after she was told she may be infertile after being diagnosed with uterine didelphys - meaning she was born with two reproductive systems. Caroline, from Woodstock, Georgia, USA, said:

The couple couldn’t believe it when Caroline got pregnant again so quickly (Image: Caroline Wortman/SWNS)

“While waiting for the test results, I put the stick in a drawer so I couldn’t stare at it while I waited,” she says. “I felt like I was going to pass out from nervousness, I hadn’t even told Nate I was taking the test.

“When it came back positive I had all these cute ideas in my head, I wanted to tell him the news but at the moment he freaked out and just rushed downstairs and showed him the test.”

The happy couple went to the doctors and found out she was seven weeks old.
The womb that didn’t carry her baby was simply pushed aside as she grew, and little Josie Magnolia Wortman was born on Jan. 2, 2021 at a healthy six pounds.

The family of three spent a happy six months on it before Caroline became nauseous over lunch with her parents the following June.

“I thought it was my dad driving, but that second the weird symptoms clicked in my head and I took the test the next morning before work,” she says.

“When I came down from the exam, Nate asked, ‘Are we clear?’ and I held up the test and smiled and said ‘No!’ We were giggling with excitement but still scared.”

The couple hadn’t attempted to have a second baby, but at her next appointment, Caroline found she was almost ten weeks old – and the baby was growing in her other womb.

Caroline Wortman Holding Josie for the first time. See SWNS story SWFHuteruses; A mother gave birth to two babies in one year ??? as they each grew in their two different wombs. Caroline Wortman, 30, discovered she was almost ten weeks pregnant with her second child, Brooks, just six months after giving birth to her first daughter, one-year-old Josie. This comes after she was told she may be infertile after being diagnosed with uterine didelphys - meaning she was born with two reproductive systems. Caroline, from Woodstock, Georgia, USA, said:

Caroline is holding Josie for the first time (Image: Caroline Wortman/SWNS)

“The baby was small enough each time to see the other womb and confirm which side the baby was on — Josie was on the right, Brooks was on the left,” she says.

While her pregnancy was normal, she went into labor at 33 weeks and five days and was fully dilated when she reached the hospital.

“When I checked my cervix in triage, the nurses felt the baby’s feet,” she says.

Brooks Daniel Hayes Wortman was born on Boxing Day 2021 weighing just 5 pounds 5 ounces and remained in intensive care for nine days.

Caroline believes that his preterm birth was probably due to her cervix dilating early, which is a common complication of the uterine didelphysis.

“Being infertile and thinking you’re going to be infertile are two completely different things,” she says, “but I would just encourage women not to give up if they want to be mothers and not take a doctor’s words as the A and O all to look at.

“I don’t recall encountering any stories related to my specific diagnosis during my pregnancy, so I’m hoping that’s the case for at least one woman.”

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