Elizabeth Amoaa, 36 years old, was diagnosed with uterus didelphys or “double uterus”. This condition occurs during fetal development when the two tubes that normally form one uterus instead become two separate structures.
There are some instances which a double uterus may have one cervix that opens into one vagina or each separate uterine cavity may have an individual cervix and vagina. This leaves the woman with two vaginas.
Elizabeth usually complained of tummy aches, recurrent vaginal thrust, lower back pains, and irregular menstrual periods when she was growing up. She was later diagnosed with uterine fibroids, a condition which her doctor explained that it would it difficult for her to get a child.
She was surprised later on that she became pregnant but noted that it was one full of challenges. Amoaa talked of how she was bleeding throughout, fainting and feeling tired.
“They told me I was actually infertile, so when I fell pregnant it was a huge surprise [and] it was a challenging pregnancy, I was bleeding throughout, fainting and feeling tired“. She said.
Since she was diagnosed with uterus didelphys, Amoaa decided to create awareness about the condition so that other women may be encouraged to seek proper medical care. Amoaa is aware that her condition puts her vulnerable to cervical and ovarian cancer which ultimately made her want to live out her dreams.
Watch as she shares her story in the video below;