Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Two Headed Baby Born in Igbodo, Delta State
Serious panic filled the air at Igbodo in Ika North-East Local Government Area of Delta State when a woman, Mrs. Mercy Uyanna gave birth to two headed baby. Newsmen gathered that Mrs. Uyunna who enrolled at Nke Akam Maternity for her ante-natal check up discovered that she was carrying multiple pregnancies as the Matron in charge of the Maternity home had told her. It was also gathered that when Mrs. Uyanna came to the Maternity as she had gone into labour, there was high expectation for good news to come. Her Mother also came in from their Village in Calabar to see them, but her mother and husband were all disappointed when the abnormal delivery occurred. Speaking with reporters on the unusual delivery in her office, the Matron in charge of the maternity, Mrs. Selina Offor said with the progress of Labour, Mrs. Uyannna advanced very well, thus giving room to the quick delivery of the first baby, but according to her before they could finish another head was down already and they battled with the head for almost two hours without success. The Matron disclosed that at this point she had to seek the help of a Doctor, who helped in pulling out the babies which they discovered to be Siamese twins. She said: "the heads were seperated, but they had two heads but were both joined together in the chest." The Matron who expressed surprise said since her fifty years on the job, she had never experienced such a thing. When contacted for comment, Mrs. Uyanna refused to talk on the issue, and said unless she got the permission of her husband, who was said to have gone to the farm. Meanwhile, the birth of the Siamese twin that have since been buried have sent tongues of some residents of the serene, ambient, sedated, and tranquil community of Igbodo wagging.