Baby with two heads born in India
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Urmila Sharma from northern India went into labor on Wednesday (March 12) morning and gave birth to a baby with two heads.

"Yes this report is perfectly true that we have delivered a female baby having two heads," Dr. Ashish Sehgal, the CEO of Cygnus JK Hindu Hospital, told in an email.

"She is presently alive and healthy," she stated.

Thirty two-year-old Sharma and her husband could not get regular ultrasound scans done due to lack of funds. As a result, they found out just two weeks beforehand that the baby was suffering from a serious complication.

Dr Shikha Malik at Cygnus JK Hindu Hospital said, "We only came to know she was carrying conjoined twins after an ultrasound two weeks ago but it was too late to do anything by then."

The baby, who was born by C-section and weighed 7lbs 7oz, was delivered with two heads, two necks, two spines, but only one tiny body. The baby girl is technically considered to be conjoined twins, and they suffer from a rare condition called dicephalic parapagus, states a Hollywood Life report.

Apparently, chances of survival for the baby are slim.

A "meticulous and challenging" surgery could be the key to saving the twins' life, but the procedure can't take place until they are in stable condition, Dr Sehgal told the Daily News.

"The parents are very distressed and we are helping the family the best we can," Dr Malik explained while discussing the aftermath of the baby girl's birth.

The doctor did not confirm whether or not the surgery would be separating the babies or just easing their 'conjoined' condition.