Dothan mom gives birth to twins with extremely rare double uterus

DOTHAN, Ala (WDHN) — A one-in-a-million pregnancy has happened for the second time in Alabama!

Shellie Pascoe, a Dothan woman who works on Fort Novosel as a Physical Therapist, had a rare double uterus pregnancy with a fetus in each. She and her husband, John, are now sharing their twins, Kamden and Kaylee, with the world.

29-year-old Pascoe was born with a condition called uterine didelphys, known only to affect about .3% of women, and the chances of being pregnant in both at once are exceptionally rare.

“So we first found out that I had two uteruses when we had our first miscarriage about a year and a half ago. From that point on, you know, we were told that it might be very difficult to get me to get pregnant and also to carry the pregnancy,” Shellie told ABC News.

After a second miscarriage, they got pregnant again, and their first ultrasound appointment was a big surprise.

“I remember the ultrasound technician kind of doing a double take,” Shellie said, “We were all shocked.”

“We were just praying for a healthy heartbeat. And you know, we got those twofold and just felt so grateful,” said John.

Doctors at the University of Alabama at Birmingham were most concerned about the delivery.

“We managed her as we would a typical twin pregnancy, but It was so much about the delivery. That was the part I felt were game-time decisions,” said Brian Bracato, D.O. / UAB maternal-fetal medicine specialist.

The delivery went off without a hitch. The babies were born on March 6, two minutes apart via C-section, both over six pounds and healthy.

“It was a really wonderful experience,” Shellie said.

“They’re both healthy and happy and doing so well. Like we could not have imagined this two years ago,” John said.

UAB says the Pascoe’s returned to the Circle City with their twins on March 9.

A story similar to this made headlines in December 2023 when another Alabama woman, Kelsey Hatcher, who also had a double uterus, gave birth to twins at the same hospital.

“To say we were shocked is an understatement,” Shellie told the University of Alabama at Birmingham. “We knew how rare my pregnancy was and did not expect to find someone else in the same position, let alone at the same hospital.”

Hatcher gave birth to one twin on December 19 and the other on December 20.

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