Buffalo, NY (WKBW)- The birth of any child is always a special time for parents, but the birth of Carter and Griffin Camp wasn't just special, it was extremely rare.
The babies were conceived in two separate uteri by the same person.
The twin's mother, Alison Camp, has an extremely rare medical condition called Uterus Didelphys. Uterus Didelphys is a condition which means the person has two uteri. An ultrasound discovered that Camp was pregnant with twins, but one baby was growing in one uterus, while the second child was growing in the other uterus. The condition is so rare, only 75 cases has been documented in the world.
"I still get goosebumps because we are just so fortunate that we are going to walk away with two healthy young boys," said Father Tim Camp.
Alison Camp was diagnosed with her condition when she was 19, and some doctors told her she would never be able to have children.
Carter and Griffin were born on January 8th, 2012 at just at 25 weeks old at Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo. They weighed just 1lb. 5oz. Their journey has been a roller coaster, but now the little miracles are growing stronger each day. Carter is now 7lbs. and was discharged from the hospital last week. Griffin remains in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and is very healthy.
"It's very rare. I've never seen this and I've been doing medicine for 40 years," said Dr. Shailini Singh, A Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist for Kaleida Health. "It's extremely, extremely rare to have this extent of abnormality and have kids. I've never seen it."
There are now 4 children children in the Camp family. Their other children include 5-year-old Kennedy and 2-year-old Addison.