A baby boy bearing two heads was been born in India, described as a ‘miracle’ by doctors, unfortunately, he died 32 hours later.
DailyMail reports that the baby boy was born on Monday morning local
time to his 20-year-old mother at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, in
Ajmer, Rajasthan, in northern India, and weighed about 2.5 kilograms
Dr Jaiprakash Narayan, an assistant professor of the paediatric medicine
department, said everyone who heard about the miracle birth wanted to
catch a glimpse of the remarkable baby.
‘A baby boy with two heads was born yesterday in a healthy state,’ he said.
‘It was the couple’s first child, which probably explains why they didn’t see a doctor during the pregnancy and take extra precautions.
‘The mother completed her pregnancy full-term and was doing well post surgery but the baby suffered breathing issues.’
Dr Jaiprakash weighed up whether to operate on the newborn but eventually thought it was too difficult.
‘The operation is possible in some cases of conjoined twins but here it was nearly impossible,’ he said.
having two pairs of all of their internal organs they were all trapped
in one body, with only one pair of arms and legs. You cannot separate
The baby was kept in the intensive care unit.
His mother and 24-year-old father however decided to leave and take
their son home despite the risks and warnings from hospital staff.
The baby died 32 hours after his birth.
His parents are struggling to come to terms with their loss and have been turning to family members for support.