Shock as woman gives birth to baby with two heads in Lagos (photo)
By Rita Chioma
Shock greeted staff member of Med-In Specialist Hospital located at Oshogbo Street in Ogudu, Lagos as a woman on Tuesday, December 13th, gave birth to two-headed baby.
According to doctors at the hospital, the baby born around 6:30pm through an elective caesarean section, has two heads, a neck, chest, two legs and two hands.
The mother and medics were expecting a set of twins as indicated by the various scans she underwent in the course of the pregnancy.
According to one of the nurses who was in the delivery room, they had prepared two cots for each of the twins but were shocked when they saw that they were conjoined. “This is the first time I am seeing anything like this. I have watched it in movies but seeing it in real life was such an experience for me. Thankfully, the surgeon ensured that they survived.
“As I speak to you, the mother doesn’t know the condition of the babies. She still believes and expects to carry her twins. We haven’t told her yet. Only her husband was brought into the theatre to see his children and he was the one who went with the doctors to LUTH,” said the nurse.