Sichuan (China): Conjoined twin baby girls with a single body and two heads have been born in southwestern China. Doctors say it's almost impossible to separate them.
The conjoined twins were born in Sichuan, southwestern China. Doctors are not even sure how to keep them alive.
"It is hard to say (how will they survive in the future). But we will try the best to keep them alive at the moment," said Pu Youhua, a doctor with Suining Hospital.
The mother did not even know of their medical condition until a medical check up two days before she gave birth.
Two previous ultrasound scans in September and February both showed a single embryo, but failed to reveal the two heads, most likely because technicians were looking at the baby in profile.
Reports say the twins weighed 4 kilograms and have two spines, two esophaguses and share other organs.
The parents, who are migrant farmers, didn't want to have the babies at first, fearing that they could not afford to keep them alive.