Mom delivers twins a month after giving birth to first child

A Bangladeshi mom was shocked after she gave birth to healthy twins just one month after delivering her first child.

Arifa Sultana, 20, who is from a rural village in the South Asia country, gave birth to a boy in late February, the BBC reported. However, just 26 days later, she was transported to another hospital after complaining she was in pain. The mother underwent an emergency cesarean section and gave birth last week to twins -- a boy and a girl.

“She didn’t realize she was still pregnant with the twins. Her waters broke again 26 days after the first baby was born and she rushed to us,” Sheila Poddar, a gynecologist who treated the mother, told the AFP.

Poddar told the BBC that doctors were “shocked and surprised” to learn the woman was carrying twins.

“I have never observed something like this before,” Poddar told the BBC.