A woman belonging to Sindh gave birth to a two-headed baby. The whole delivery process took place in a private hospital that was located in the district capital. Doctors confirmed the birth on Tuesday, 2 March.
“Both the mother and the child are healthy and completely out of danger,” said the doctors and staff who were present at the time of delivery. The family belongs to the Mirpur Bathoro area in the Sujawal District. The woman was brought to Aisha Moosa Charitable Hospital, and all of this happened there.
The brain of the new-born baby was seen to be split and visible in both heads. Later, the heads were separated by doing surgical procedures. All this was clear from the ultrasound reports.
Dr. Nusrat Babu Khati was the head gynecologist in this case. She confirmed that both mother and child are completely healthy and there is no danger left. She added that some more tests would be conducted, and medical procedures will be followed to treat the baby.
Medically, this condition occurs when an embryo reaches the stage of splitting into twins, but the process stops, and twins remain attached. The same thing happened back in 2017 when a two-headed calf was born in Pakistan. The calf was born with one body, two heads, two mouths, two noses, four eyes, and four ears in Karachi. It was due to a condition known by the name polycephaly. In this medical condition, the animal is born with more than one head. Although there are no health risks, precautions are always necessary.
To avoid any future problems and complications, proper guidance will be provided to the child’s parents.