Mother born with two wombs struck down with debilitating labour pains every month

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A woman born with two wombs has a condition so rare she suffered debilitating labour pains every month, lasting 72 hours.

Sophie Loader is struck down by painful contractions which mimic the pains of labour.

Sophie, from Chelmsford in Essex, was born with uterus bicornis, meaning she has two separate wombs.

The only way she can cope with the pain is through breathing exercises.

Sophie Loader with her son Chase Credit: SWNS
Sophie Loader's son, Chase Credit: SWNS

Full-time mum Sophie lives with boyfriend Keaghan John and their two-year-old son Chase.

Sophie Loader in hospital after an operation on second womb Credit: SWNS

When Sophie was 13, she started her period but with it came excruciating pain.

Sophie Loader with her son Chase Credit: SWNS

After months of tests, doctors finally told Sophie that she had two wombs.

While the left womb was healthy, the right side would fill up with blood each month and trick her body into thinking it was giving birth.

After the birth, Sophie had the contraceptive implant fitted and now only goes into 'fake labour' once every three months.