When Anita Tiwari, 28, from Uttar Pradesh, India gave birth to a two a headed baby boy, (co-join twins) doctors didn’t expect him to survive for long but he defied them to live for thirty hours. Soon after his birth at the Star hospital, crowds trooped to the hospital to catch a glimpse of what they believed to be a ‘miracle baby’.
Soon after the delivery, Anita who wanted a boy after having two girls said: “I thought my baby boy would be like others but he is not fine. I would have been very happy if he was a normal baby but this is tragic. I’m finding this very difficult.”
She was admitted to New Maa Saroj Nursing Home, in Kanpur, but due to the non-availability of any senior doctors she was referred to Star Hospital nearby where she was operated.
Rajeev Tiwari, the manager of New Maa Saroj Nursing Home, said: “A baby boy with two heads was bornon Saturday and was initially in a healthy state. But as hours passed his condition worsened as he could not feed and suffered breathing issues.” He added that the baby sadly died yesterday, 30 hours after it was born.
Anita and her husband Satish are now coming to terms with their loss and are grieving for the remarkable birth back home with their daughters.