“We feel really lucky, it’s so lucky to have twins anyway but to have such special twins, it’s so lovely, it’s wonderful, they are a blessing," the mother said
No one would have possibly thought that you can get pregnant when you're pregnant but that is what happened with a British mother, Rebecca Roberts, who gave birth to twins three weeks apart. She had apparently conceived the second child while she was pregnant with the first, reported Independent.
The 39-year-old was already expecting her son, Noah, when she became pregnant with her daughter, Rosalie. She was told about the second baby at her 12-week scan after two previous scans had shown just one pregnancy. “I had two previous scans which showed Noah, she must have just been embedded. I had just been having a conversation with the sonographer about my previous scan so she was aware that I was only having one baby so she was so silent... I thought something awful had happened because she didn’t say anything. Then she looked at me and said, ‘did you know you’re expecting twins?’
My heart skipped a beat, I actually said to her, ‘is this real?" the mother recalled, according to Independent.
She then spoke about the moment she told her partner about the second baby, “He didn’t believe me until he looked at the pictures and said nothing. He saw twin one and twin two on the picture and he was just as shocked as me. It blew us both away," she said.
'Superfetation,' which is a rare occurrence, happens when an egg is released from a woman’s ovary after she is already pregnant, and then implants alongside the first embryo in the uterus after a while. It is very rare and there are only a few recorded cases of it happening around the world, reported Independent.
Rebecca gave birth to each of her twins via cesarean section at the Royal United Hospital. “We feel really lucky, it’s so lucky to have twins anyway but to have such special twins, it’s so lovely, it’s wonderful, they are a blessing,” she said. She stayed in the hospital for the first 95 days after her birth until she was deemed strong enough to go home. “It was such a relief as we were always worried that something terrible would happen to Rosalie as she was so much smaller,” the mother recalled.
The family has been reunited and the parents couldn't be happier. “It is hard work having twins but now having the family is together is amazing. Our lives started then after so much worry and we feel like the luckiest parents ever," Rebecca said, reported Independent.