An unusual case led to the astonishment of doctors and the parents themselves. Rebecca Roberts found out she was pregnant with her daughter when she had been carrying her son under her heart for three weeks. This has only happened a few times in the history of medicine. Both children were born together, completely healthy.
Rebecca, 39, couldn’t believe her ears when her doctor informed her of another pregnancy when she had already been pregnant with her baby for three weeks. The woman gave birth to two children on the same day, but the sister was a little younger than her brother.
A unique case, which is called sᴜᴘᴇʀꜰᴇᴛᴀᴛɪᴏɴ, has been recorded only a few times in the history of medicine. Most often, this happens in women who have ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇᴅ babies through ᴀʀᴛɪꜰɪᴄɪᴀʟ ɪɴsᴇᴍɪɴᴀᴛɪᴏɴ.
This happens when the second egg is ꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴢᴇᴅ and attaches to the ᴜᴛᴇʀᴜs some time after the first. Many consider this phenomenon impossible since the body of the expectant mother produces ʜᴏʀᴍᴏɴᴇs that prevent re-pregnancy.
Rebecca’s pregnancy developed in this way due to the use of birth control pills. Her ovaries were producing more eggs than usual. The woman found out about her unusual condition on the second ultrasound when she was 12 weeks pregnant.
The father, 43-year-old Rhys Roberts, was also sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ to learn that they were expecting two children at once. At first, the parents thought that the doctors did not notice the second child at the first examination, but then they learned from the doctors about a unique phenomenon.
The babies were born by C-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ prematurely (at 33 weeks) due to problems with the ᴜᴍʙɪʟɪᴄᴀʟ ᴄᴏʀᴅ. At birth, Noah weighed two kilograms, and Rosalie weighed 1.2 kilograms. A large difference in weight is found in multiple pregnancies, but usually does not exceed 300-500 grams. The girl was put in intensive care, where she stayed for 95 days, because she was much smaller and weaker than her brother. The mother and son were discharged three weeks after birth.
The Briton shares on Instagram stories about how her unusual children grow and develop. Parents are happy that double happiness has appeared in their house, despite the difficult path that they had to go through after the birth of their babies.