(Sky News) – A woman with a rare double uterus has given birth twice in two days.

Medical phenomenon Kelsey Hatcher, from Alabama in the US, was born with two functional uteri that each have their own cervix.

After falling pregnant in both wombs – described as a one-in-a-million occurence – Mrs Hatcher has now given birth to two daughters after spending 20 hours in labour at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Hospital.

Pic: UAB/Andrea Mabry

One girl, Roxi, was born on Tuesday evening, while sister Rebel arrived the following morning, some 10 hours later.

“Never in our wildest dreams could we have planned a pregnancy and birth like this; but bringing our two healthy baby girls into this world safely was always the goal, and UAB helped us accomplish that,” Mrs Hatcher said in a statement released by the hospital.

“It seems appropriate that they had two birthdays, though. They both had their own ‘houses,’ and now both have their own unique birth stories.”

Mrs Hatcher was diagnosed with a double uterus – also known as uterus didelphys – when she was 17. It is a rare congenital anomaly that occurs in just 0.3% of women.

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