Skip to content

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

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
3/16/2014 (2 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 (2 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 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for FEBRUARY 2017
Comfort for the Afflicted.
That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.


Comments


More Asia Pacific

Indian Christian martyred following shocking punishment in freezing winter pond Watch

Image of Christians are often tortured in India.

A Christian couple was punished for refusing to denounce their faith. The penalty for their faith is beyond cruel and resulted in one man ... continue reading


Teen reveals signs of STIGMATA and weeps blood DAILY Watch

Image of The newest face of the Stigmata.

Akhilesh Raghuvanshi has been bleeding from his eyes and hairline since he was 10-years-old in what many believe is a rare stigmata ... continue reading


Are they ALL pedophiles? Shocking statistic from reveals rate of clergy sex abuse in Church Watch

Image of The Commission is established to investigate systematic abuse in various agencies including the government and Church.

About seven percent of Church staff in Australia could be pedophiles, alleges a study performed by Australian authorities. The study ... continue reading


'I am ashamed of the things I read about the Philippines' - Archbishop laments the violent clash between Duterte's policies and the toll on the Church Watch

Image of Protestors call for an end to violence.

Since Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs began, at least 2,250 drug suspects have been killed by police and at least 3,700 ... continue reading


Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte attacks the Catholic Church - Claims hypocrisy, corruption and ignominy Watch

Image of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte tells bishops he will resign if they do.

In a heated speech following a meeting with the grieving families of fallen police officers on Tuesday, Philippines President Rodrigo ... continue reading


Never Miss any Updates!

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

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2017 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 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.