A Brazilian woman has given birth to a two-headed baby boy. Doctors performed several studies that found that the body shared a single heart and that all organs function properly.
n some two-headed births where one brain is less developed, one head is removed in order to save the child's life. But rarer cases like this one, where there are two functioning brains, complicates the decision making process for doctors.
De Nazare was expecting twins and only found out about the two-headed child minutes before doctors advised her to have a caesarean birth in order to save both her life and that of her baby. Along with two heads, the 9.9 pound newborns have separate spines.
This is not the first case of a two-headed baby born in Brazil this year, earlier this year a woman from the state of Paraiba gave birth to a baby with two heads but died a few hours later by a lack of oxygen in the heads.