Two headed baby birth in Brazil. (Pictures)

Two headed baby birth in Brazil. (Pictures)

São Paulo : Brazil | Dec 22, 2011 at 8:23 AM PST
Views: Pending
Twins born with two head and one body - Suvarna news

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.

Asim Mukhtar is based in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
Report Credibility
  • Clear
  • Share:
  • Share
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear

News Stories

  • 'Boy with two heads' is twins

      The Sun UK
    The healthy lads, named Emanoel and Jesus, were born by Caesarean in Anajas, Brazil. They have two brains and two spines but share a heart and other organs. Both heads are feeding but doctors are unsure if there are two stomachs. Mother Maria de...
  • Two-Headed Baby Reminds Doctors of Abigail, Brittany Hensel (PHOTOS)

      International Business Times
    A Brazilian baby was born with two heads, named Jesus and Emanuel, but appears to be in good health, according to doctors. The mother of the baby, Maria de Nazare, thought she was having twins, but ended up with a baby that has two heads, two...
  • Brazilian Baby Born With 2 Heads

    Brazil   A baby boy with two perfectly formed heads was born in Brazil this week, the country's media reported. Claudionor Assis de Vasconcelos, director of Hospital Municipal de Anajas The baby's 23-year-old Brazilian mother was admitted to the...
  • Brazilian Twins Born With One Body and Two Heads (Photo)

      International Business Times
    The twins, named Jesus and Emanuel, were born Monday and have two brains, two backbones and one heart, local newspaper O Povo reported. However, Brazilian doctors are not sure whether they can safely operate on the conjoined baby. Conjoined Twins One...
  • Baby with two heads born in Brazil: Dicephalic parapagus twins Emanoel and ...

      Mail Online UK
    Alison Morais-Light, shrews shrops, 22/12/2011 07:53 Click to rate     Rating   (0) Jack from London, I couldn't help but notice your comment that those without disability shouldn't speak for those who do. I'm unsure if my particular disability has...
  • Brazilian twins with 2 heads, 1 body 'stable'

      USA Today
    Brazilian twins born with 2 heads, 1 body reported 'stable' Updated Doctors in Brazil say rare conjoined twin boys born with one body and one heart but two heads and two spines are in stable condition, according to news reports from Sao Paolo. Jesus...



More From Allvoices

Report Your News Got a similar story?
Add it to the network!

Or add related content to this report

Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.