Photo: Colombian Baby born with two heads
22-year-old Yorlibeth Altamar Góngora from Sincelejo, Colombia gave birth to a baby girl with two heads last Thursday. A mere 4 days after Brazilian Maria de Nazare gave birth to a two-headed baby.
Doctors expected the second pregnancy of Yorlibeth Altamar Góngora to be a routine twin-baby delivery, but realized at the time of birth that the twins were in reality one baby with two heads.
The heads shared a heart that had one extra auricle and ventricle as well as every internal organ located in the thorax, which made it impossible to separate them, and proved to be fatal, the baby died this morning.
Though there is another case of conjoined twins in the family, possibly pointing to a genetic disorder, relatives of the baby’s parents blame the hospital and are outraged that the malformation came as a surprise to doctors at the time of birth.