Mom with ‘no womb’ has twins

Woman who was told she would never have children because she was born with no reproductive organs has given birth to twin girls.

Hayley Haynes had the miracle babies, Avery and Darcey, after hormone therapy enabled her to grow a womb.

She was told at the age of 19 that she would never be able to give birth as she had no womb, ovaries or Fallopian tubes. But nine years on she has given birth to the twins after IVF treatment using an egg donor.

Haynes and her husband, Sam, both 28, are said to be overjoyed

She said she had no idea she was different when she was growing up but began to grow concerned when she had not started menstruating by the age of 19.

Following months of hospital trips and blood tests, specialists told her she had been born with XY chromosomes, meaning she was genetically male. She had no reproductive organs thanks to a condition called androgen insensitivity syndrome.

Haynes, from north London, said: “When they told me I had no womb I was so confused I felt sick. My biggest fear was never having children. Suddenly a huge piece of my life was missing. I felt like half a woman and was embarrassed. How was I going to tell a guy I was genetically male when I started dating?”

-Patrick Sawer, The Daily Telegraph

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