Woman discovers that she has TWO vaginas and two wombs with an ultrasound scan of 10 weeks after a miscarriage – but then gets a baby girl
- Bethany McMillin appeared for her routine 10-week ultrasound
- The school teacher was told by bewildered doctors that she had a rare condition
- She was shocked when she discovered that she had two wombs, cervix and vaginas
- The 27-year-old tragic miscarriage, but a year later she realized she was pregnant
- Bethany gave birth to a daughter Maeve in September 2019
- She said she was “destroyed” when she thought she might never become a mother
- Bethany wants to raise awareness to help other women with the condition
A primary school teacher from Michigan found out during an ultrasound that she had two vaginas and two wombs.
Bethany McMillin from Michigan stunned doctors when they realized she had the rare uterine disorder didelphys – meaning she had two uterus, cervix, and vaginas.
Bethany, 27, disguised during her first pregnancy in 2018, said she was “destroyed” when she discovered that the condition could mean she would never become a mother. The fetus had stopped developing after six weeks.
She was told that if she became pregnant, the risk of a second miscarriage or premature birth was high due to the condition.
Bethany, pictured with her baby daughter Maeve, now five months old, discovered that she was pregnant about a year after her miscarriage. During her ultrasound scan after her miscarriage, she was told that she had two wombs and two vaginas
Doctors were stunned when they realized that Bethany McMillin from Michigan had the rare uterine disorder didelphys – meaning she had two uterus, cervix and vaginas
Bethany, 27, said she was devastated when she found out that the condition could mean she would never become a mother
Bethany, from Allen Park, said the doctor who discovered her condition during the scan was “stunned.”
“He had never seen a patient with an anatomy like mine, so he couldn’t tell,” she said.
“A little over a month later I went for a checkup, and the gynecologist there noticed that I also have a full vaginal septum that divides my vagina into two sections; essentially I also have two vaginas.
“I was very confused. I had never heard anything like this before, I didn’t even know it was possible. I didn’t understand how I could have been born that way and never knew. “
Contrary to expectations, the teacher discovered that she was pregnant about a year later. She gave birth, Maeve, in September 2019.
Primary school teacher and her 25-year-old husband Paul welcomed baby Maeve in September 2019
Bethany McMillan and her husband Paul show off baby Maeve shortly after her birth
She said that when she found out she was pregnant with Maeve, she was reluctant to get excited about the risks
During her pregnancy, McMillin’s pregnant belly seemed to shift to the right after 24 weeks
She said that when she found out she was pregnant with Maeve, she was reluctant to get excited about the risks. “I was worried because I didn’t know if doctors in my area had enough knowledge of uterine didelphys to provide adequate prenatal care for my specific situation,” she said.
“I didn’t give myself any hope until after my nine-week ultrasound, when I saw my baby’s healthy heartbeat.
“It was farther than we had been last time, and statistics say having a healthy heartbeat after just six weeks is a strong indicator that you won’t miss out.”
Bethany now wants to create awareness about her condition after it took several months to gather information about how to deal with it. She has discovered ways to make life easier with her condition – such as wearing two tampons for each vagina during her period.
“Get to know your own body,” she advised women. ‘This condition is rare and can vary enormously from woman to woman. A lot is unknown about it, and even what is known about it may not apply to every woman who has it. “
Bethany, pictured with Maeve and husband Paul after birth, said she wants to raise awareness of her condition after it took several months to gather information about how to deal with it
Bethany has discovered ways to make life easier with her condition – such as wearing two tampons for each vagina during her period