A Ghanaian reproductive health advocate, Elizabeth Amoaa, has spoken up on how she found out that she has two wombs, two cervixes, and two reproductive organs.
According to her, she only got to know about her rare condition five years after the birth of her daughter.
Amoaa said she was diagnosed with uterus didelphys or ”double uterus,” in 2015, a condition which occurs during fetal development, when the two tubes that normally form one uterus instead become two separate structures, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Speaking in an interview on GBC, the mother disclosed that during her pregnancy, doctors thought she had an ectopic pregnancy because they were scanning the wrong womb.
At some point, doctors suggested that she terminate the pregnancy but she kicked against it and went on to give birth to her daughter, Rashley.
”My daughter was born prematurely. There is a lot that has happened in the 20-30 years of my life … Initially, I thought it was a curse but right now sitting here, I realise it’s a blessing rather than a curse,” she said.
Amoaa said her double womb caused excruciating problems throughout her pregnancy but discovering that she had two wombs gave her answers as to why her doctors couldn’t notice its existence.
Watch the interview below
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