An Indian woman who gave birth to twins, a boy, and a girl, was shocked to discover that her baby girl has four legs and three hands.
Raju Gurjar, 24, gave birth to the twins in a government-run hospital in Tonk, Rajasthan. Apart from the baby with multiple sets of limbs, the delivery was normal.
The boy showed no signs of health problems although the girl had some trouble breathing. The extra limbs cover her whole chest and abdomen although doctors are confident that they can remove the extra appendages through surgery.
Watch the video to find out more about the baby girl with four legs and three hands.
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Doctors speculate that the babies should have been triplets but one of them got conjoined and didn’t fully develop resulting in one of the pair being stuck with the extra limbs.
Dr. Rohitesh Meena, the attending physician who delivered the babies, said: “Raju gave birth naturally to the twins at around 2:46 am.
“The male child is normal but the female is a case of confined twins.
“She had a minor breathing issue. We put her on oxygen support and her vitals are stable now.
“We will refer her to an advanced hospital in Jaipur for further treatment and pediatric surgery.”
“The mother and the male child are stable.”
Raju and her husband, Badhulal, are both daily wage laborers and both are illiterate. They hadn’t gone through any medical checkups or ultrasound during the pregnancy so the first-time mom wasn’t aware she was carrying twins and the condition of one of the pair.
“They had not gone for an ultrasound. They were distressed after the birth of the baby girl,” added Dr. Meena.
Conceiving triplets is rarer than conceiving twins. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 4,300 of 3.9 million births, roughly 0.1% or 1-in-1,000, will be triplets. Conjoined twins are even more rare, ranging from 1-in-49,000 to 1-in-189,000 births with a higher incidence in Africa and Southwest Asia.
For both to have occurred in one birth is extremely unfortunate but at least both the mother and the male child are doing well. We can only hope that doctors can successfully and safely detach the extra limbs from the little angel.
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