Urmila Sharma, 28, gave birth to conjoined twins at Cygnus JK Hindu Hospital in Sonipat, Haryana.

The baby, born via C-section weighs 7lbs 7oz.

Dr Malik, who delivered the baby, said the conjoined twins were discovered when the pregnant woman underwent her first ultrasound. She had delivered two normal babies earlier.

The couple, who is already parents to a little girl, was unable to afford an earlier ultrasound to check for any complications.
Birth of the conjoined twins, whose skin and internal organs are fused together, is very rare. Conjoined twins occur once every 200,000 live births, and their survival is anything but assured. There are nearly a dozen different types of conjoined twins.

'Thoracopagus' twins share a heart, which depending on how closely they are joined makes it nearly impossible to separate them and save both the lives.

The baby girls haven’t been named yet, and are under close observation in the neonatal intensive care unit. Doctors are unsure if they will survive, but they are doing everything they can to help the babies survive. The doctors said that they are very distressed but they are helping in any way they can.


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