A 39-year-old mum with a heart-shaped womb defied all odds and surprised Russian doctors’ when she gave birth to twins.
According to the story published in MailOnline, the unidentified mum was born with a bicornuate uterus, an abnormality that strikes only one in 1000 women.
Doctors had warned her for years that she would struggle to have children, but she defied all odds to become pregnant with twins.
Before she gave birth, only a dozen cases of twins born to mothers with the unusual condition had ever been recorded in medical literature.
Among better known people, actress Lena Dunham also suggested she has a bicornuate uterus earlier this year, when she revealed she had a heart-shaped womb.
The woman, from Moscow, required a Caesarean section to give birth to her twins, who were both born healthy.
She named them Evgeny (son) born weighing 7lbs, and daughter Varvara, born weighing slightly under 6lbs.
Moskovsky Komsomolets, a daily newspaper in Moscow read by nearly one million people each day, was the first to break the story.
They reported that 'when doctors took the uterus out they could not believe their eyes, it had the perfect shape of a heart'.
The newspaper also revealed 'the uterus was not removed, it was only photographed and put back' so the woman could have more children, if she wishes.
According to experts, only three per cent of women are born with an irregular uterus, of which a heart-shaped womb is one of the most common defects.