Skip to content

No access to Ultrasound! Baby girl in India born with two heads

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
3/16/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Mother was too poor to afford ultrasound pictures

In India, a baby girl has been born with two perfectly formed heads. Authorities here say that her family - a mother, father and a sister, were far too poor to afford ultrasound in order to detect irregularities before she was born.

Conjoined twins who share a single body have dicephalic parapagus - an extremely unusual form of conjoinment.

Conjoined twins who share a single body have dicephalic parapagus - an extremely unusual form of conjoinment.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
3/16/2014 (3 years ago)

Published in Asia Pacific

Keywords: India, two heads, ultrasound


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The mother, 28-year-old Urmila Sharma gave birth to the conjoined twins at Cygnus JK Hindu Hospital in Sonipat, Haryana, in northern India, last week.

The baby, born via C-section and weighing 7lbs 7oz, has two heads, two necks and two spines -- but shares one body. Not yet named, the baby girl is under close observation in the neonatal intensive care unit. Doctors fear her chances of survival are slim.

Pro-life Ultrasound Project!

"The parents are very distressed and we are helping the family the best we can," Dr. Shikha Malik, who delivered the baby, said.
 
Urmila and her 32-year-old husband Subhash say they were too poor to have an ultrasound during the pregnancy so complications had gone unnoticed.Perhaps early detection could have helped with intrauterine surgical assistance. Sadly, of course, ultrasound is also used by some to take the life of disabled children in the womb.

"We only came to know she was carrying conjoined twins after an ultrasound two weeks ago but it was too late to do anything by then," the doctor says.
 
"Now the baby is born we will do our best to save her and we hope to operate once her condition is more stable."

Conjoined twins who share a single body have dicephalic parapagus - an extremely unusual form of conjoinment.

Because they share the same body, it is not possible to separate dicephalic parapagus twins.

---


'Help Give every Student and Teacher FREE resources for a world-class Moral Catholic Education'


Copyright 2018 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for FEBRUARY 2018
Say 'No' to Corruption.
That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.


Comments


More Asia Pacific

Living in darkness no more: India to connect last 240 million people to electricity Watch

Image of For millions of children, studying at night is dangerous. A single kerosene lamp knocked over can burn down a house in seconds. Electricity will make life safer and improve educational outcomes for millions, especially girls.

Two hundred, forty million people in India go to bed with the sun because they still lack electricity. That may change soon as the ... continue reading


Philippines may recognize Church annulments Watch

Image of An annulment may soon be recognized by the Philippine government.

The Philippines' House of Representatives passed a bill that would legally recognize church-decreed declarations of nullity, or annulments. ... continue reading


Here's what Cardinal Zen told Pope Francis regarding the Church in China Watch

Image of Cardinal Zen recently met with Pope Francis to discuss the Church in China.

Cardinal Joseph Zen of Hong Kong has said proposals aimed at reconciling the Catholic Church in China and the government-backed Patriotic ... continue reading


What's happening with the Church's Chinese bishops? Watch

Image of China continues to seek to control the Catholic Church.

The Vatican's efforts to resolve the split between underground Chinese bishops and the government-recognized Chinese Patriotic Catholic ... continue reading


North and South Korea agree to march together at Olympics -- is that a good thing? Watch

Image of North Korean athletes march under their own banner in the 2016 Olympics. In a few weeks, they will march under a unified banner with South Korea.

North and South Korea have reached a remarkable agreement to march into the Olympic games under a unified banner. In addition to the ... continue reading


Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Information
Learn about Catholic world

Catholic Online
Inform - Inspire - Ignite

Catholic Online Saints
Your saints explained

Catholic Online Prayers
Prayers for every need

Catholic Online Bible
Complete bible online

Catholic Online News
Your news Catholic eye

Daily Reading
Today's bible reading

Lent / Easter
Death & resurrection of Jesus

Advent / Christmas
Birth of Jesus

Rest of Catholic Online
All Catholic world we offer

Services
Products and services we offer

Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books

The California Network
Inspiring streaming service

Advertise on Catholic Online
Your ads on catholic.org

Catholic Online Email
Email with Catholic feel

Catholic Online Singles
Safe, secure Catholic dating

The California Studios
World-class post production service

Education
Learn the Catholic way

Catholic Online School
Free Catholic education for all

Student Classes
K-12 & Adult Education Classes

School Teachers
Teacher lesson plans & resources

Support Free Education
Tax deductible support Free education

Socials
Connect with us online

Catholic Online on Facebook
Catholic social network

Catholic Online on Twitter
Catholic Tweets

Catholic Online on YouTube
Enjoy our videos

Catholic Online on Instagram
Shared Catholic moments

Catholic Online on Pinterest
Catholic ideas style inspiration

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2018 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2018 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.