Twins have been born in Sydney, Australia, with one body and one head but two identical faces. The girls, named Hope and Faith, were born last week and while they share the same body and internal organs, they have separate brains in the one skull. Simon Howie and partner Renee Young learned the babies would be born conjoined early in the pregnancy but decided they wanted to go through with the birth despite advice from some doctors.
They were born six weeks prematurely by emergency caesarean at Blacktown hospital. Speaking on the Australian TV programme “A Current Affair” Ms Young said: “If I only get two days with the baby I only get two days. I’ll at least have some time with her.” The babies have a condition called craniofacial duplication or diprosopus , just dozens of cases of which have been recorded.