A woman who was born with two sets of reproductive organs and had been told by doctors that she was infertile is now expecting a child.
Krista Schwab, 32, was diagnosed with uterus didelphys, meaning she has two vaginas, one right next to the other.
She was diagnosed at age 12 and has two vaginas, two cervixes and two wombs. Because of complications resulting from her rare condition, doctors told Krista that she would never get pregnant. In spite of that, she tried to have a baby with her husband Courtney, 33, resulting in a couple of miscarriages.
The couple eventually gave up hope of having a baby via a natural birth. She considered trying IVF but soon discovered she was expecting a child. Krista is now five months pregnant and expecting a baby boy which is growing in her left womb.
Krista from Washington, US, said:
“After being diagnosed with uterine didelphys at 12 years old, I knew I had two uteruses and two cervixes. But when I was 30 I found out that I also have two vaginas that are side by side. I always felt the separate sections during intercourse and smear tests but I just thought that feeling was a normal thing every woman had.”
Speaking on how she found out she was pregnant, Krista said she had lost all hope and when she eventually did a test and it turned out positive she fell to the floor crying
“For so many years my husband and I cried, prayed and dreamed of having a child. We both had so many breakdowns because we wanted one so much. After probably 1,000 negative pregnancy tests – it got to the point where I gave up wishing anymore. Last December I put on weight so I bought my billionth pregnancy test which my husband and I thought was just now a waste of money. I normally pray and hope whilst I wait, but this time I lost all hope and didn’t bother. Then I saw it – it was positive. I hit the floor crying.”