Baby girl born with four legs in Madhya Pradesh

In a rare incident in Madhya Pradesh’s Gwalior district, a woman named Aarti Kushwaha gave birth to a baby girl with ‘four’ legs.

Meanwhile, the woman was born at the Women and Child Pediatrics Department of Kamla Raja Hospital here on Wednesday. The newborn baby girl is healthy and is 2.3kg. A baby was examined by the superintendent of the Jayarogya Hospital Group, Gwalior.

Talking to the media Superintendent of Jayarogya Hospital Group Dr. RKS Dhakad said, “The infant has four legs at birth, she has a physical deformity. Some foetuses become extra, which is called Ischiopagus in the language of medical science. When the embryo divides into two parts, the body develops in two places. The lower part, below the waist of this baby girl, has developed with two extra legs, but those legs are inactive.”

“Right now the doctors of the Paediatric Department are checking whether there is any other deformity in any part of the body. After examination, if she is healthy, then those legs will be removed through surgery. So that she can live a normal life,” Dhakad said.

Superintendent further said, “The baby girl is currently admitted to the Special Newborn Care Unit of the Pediatrics Department of Kamla Raja Hospital. The health condition of the infant is continuously being monitored. The doctors are talking about removing her extra legs by surgery. At present, the baby girl is completely healthy.”

Moreover, a woman gave birth to a baby with two heads, three arms, and two legs in Madhya Pradesh’s Ratlam in March 2022.

“This is the first child of the couple, earlier in the sonography report, it was revealed that there are two children. It is a rare case, its life will not be very long,” Dr. Brajesh Lahoti said.

“The child weighs around 3 kg and has two spinal cords and one stomach. It is a very complex condition. The child has a condition called Dicephalic Parapagus,” Lahoti stated.

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