Faye Wilkins is a 31-year-old American woman with two wombs, who found out about her unique condition, called Uterus Didelphys (UD), when she was 14 years old.
She not only possesses two wombs, but also two vaginas, as reported by New York Post. As a teenager Wilkins noticed that her friends had begun menstruation but she only had stomach cramps. She narrated:
“One day the stomach cramps get worse so my mother took me to the doctor who believed it was ovarian cyst.”
But about eight months later, her uterus ruptured when she went to the toilet. She recalled,
“I heard a huge pop and felt something inside me explode. The doctor finally diagnosed me with this Uterus Didelphys, UD, which caused the blockage and buildup of menstrual blood that reach the size of 12 centimetres.”
It was then that she found out she has two sets of reproductive organs made up of two vaginas, two cervices and two wombs. After two months, she underwent surgery which transformed her two vaginas into one to prevent another rupture.
However, the doctor said she had minimal chances of carrying babies despite having two wombs which were half the size of normal wombs, and this was because even implantation would be harder.
Wilkins have also had six miscarriages, but despite all those difficult times of her life, she still gave birth separately to two children – seven-year-old Molly and two-year-old George – who grew in two different wombs.
“I became pregnant on my left womb in 2008, so to prevent premature birth, I had a cervical stitch. I delivered my daughter Molly by C-section precisely seven weeks and two days ahead of schedule.
“Five years later, I became pregnant with my son George on the right womb. I received steroids and also gave birth to him seven weeks and two days ahead.”
Wilkins came out publicly to share about UD. She explains,
“Having UD doesn’t make you any less of a woman, your internal organs have just formed slightly differently.”
Like Wilkins, men and women with similar conditions have share their experiences. The rare condition in men, is referred as diphallia. An American man with the condition first discussed it publicly in an Ask Me Anything in Reddit thread also came out with a memoir titled “Double Header: My Life With Two Penises.”