Baby born with four legs and three hands

An Indian woman has given birth to a girl with four legs and three hands (Picture: Caters)

 A woman has given birth to a baby girl with four legs and three hands.

The parents had not been for an ultrasound and so the birth of the little girl alongside a healthy twin brother came as a shock to medics in India.

Experts think the first-time mother could have been expecting triplets but one pair were conjoined.

The mum, Raju Gurjar, 24, gave birth on Friday in a government-run hospital in Tonk, Rajasthan.

While the boy is absolutely healthy, the girl was born with an extra set of legs and hands covering her entire chest and abdomen. Doctors believe the extra limbs can be removed through surgery.

Dr Rohitesh Meena, the surgeon who delivered the babies, said: ‘Raju gave birth naturally to the twins at around 2:46 am.

 ‘The male child is normal but the female is a case of conjoined twins. ‘She had a minor breathing issue.

We put her on oxygen support and her vitals are stable now. ‘We will refer her to an advanced hospital in Jaipur for further treatment and paediatric surgery.

‘The mother and the male child are stable.’ Raju and her husband, Badhulal, are both labourers and had not been for medical checks during the pregnancy. Dr Meena said: ‘They had not gone for ultrasound.

They were distressed after the birth of the baby girl.’ Doctors believe it could be the first case where triplets are born naturally but one pair is conjoined.


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