Friday, December 22, 2006
A British mother could get into the record books after she gave birth to twins and a single baby at the same time -- from two wombs -- in what is believed to be a world first.
Hannah Kersey, 23, gave birth to the rare triplets -- identical twins Ruby and Tilly, and singleton Gracie -- by Caesarean section seven weeks prematurely in September.
She was born with a condition called uterus didelphys, which means she developed two wombs, but doctors had warned her that she was unlikely to become pregnant in both.
Doctors say there are only 70 women in the world known to have become pregnant in two wombs, and this is the first reported case of triplets.
"This is so rare you cannot put odds on it," said Ellis Downes, consultant obstetrician at Chase Farm Hospital in London. "I have never heard of this happening anywhere ever before - it is quite amazing.
"Women with two wombs have conceived a baby in each womb before but never twins in one and a singleton in the other. It is extremely unusual."
Children watched in horror as a Santa Claus collapsed and died as he handed out presents at a Christmas party.
Andrew Robertson, 82, took ill as excited youngsters were being given their gifts.
He was taken to a side room, still dressed in a Father Christmas outfit, and attempts were made to revive him.
But when medics arrived, he was pronounced dead.
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Carson Williams of Mason, Ohio lit up his house for the Christmas season in 2005 and synchronized his lights to Trans-Siberian Orchestra's song, "Wizards in Winter." The constant music and flashing of lights annoyed neighbors and backed up traffic. After a traffic accident on December 6, he decided to discontinue the show for this year.
Hat Tip: JC