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Conjoined Twins Born With One Body and Two Heads Fight For Their Life

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A 35-year-old mother received the shock of her life after she gave birth to twin daughters who share one body.

Ket May, from Siem Reap, Cambodia, hadn't been aware that she'd give birth to conjoined twins, assuming she was just pregnant with one large baby, as she and her husband, Kam Sary, 40, were unable to afford an ultrasound.

The parents, who also have three older children, come from a remote village, which offers significantly limited prenatal care.

The unnamed infants were born weighing 15 lbs via Cesarean section on March 3, with May saying she "wants to be happy but is also distressed."

"My feelings are confused. Yes, I'm happy to have a baby girl but I am distressed, too. I do not know if she will survive. We don't know what to do," she adds.

Now, the newborns are fighting for their life at Kantha Bopha Children's Hospital, as May recovers from the major operation.

Doctors decided to have undergo a Cesarean section as it appeared the infant would be born feet first, but were stunned when conjoined twins emerged.

They remain in an incubator and are being fed through tubes, and while one baby is able to move her head, the other has remained still.

"I do not know if she will survive. We don't know what to do," May says.

A hospital spokesperson said the girls are not allowed to be taken home, and must remain at the hospital for an undisclosed amount of time.

"The baby has a very weak heartbeat. The mother is also exhausted from the birth. She is also shocked," the spokesperson says. "We are very cautious about the health of the girl. We are still waiting for a specialist in the condition."

The spokesperson also says that while the medics are shocked, they will be taken care of to the best of the staff's abilities.

"The birth has surprised a lot of people at the hospital. We have never seen this before or dealt with the condition. The doctors and nurses here will do everything possible for the young child," the spokesperson says.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to this family, as we hope the twins become healthy and happy.

[H/T: Daily Mail, Daily Mirror]

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