Do you know a woman can get pregnant while already pregnant?
Ladies, do you know a woman can get pregnant while already pregnant? Sounds unbelievable right? But it has happened.
A woman got pregnant while she was already pregnant and gave birth to two boys. These boys were not twins but half brothers because they have different fathers.
Wonders shall never end you will say but read this story below and see things for yourself. I am also still having a hard time believing this story.
Let me share it with you ladies fess:
Most people are familiar with the basics of how a woman gets pregnant: an egg is released from an ovary; sperm fertilizes the egg; the fertilized egg attaches to the uterine lining, where it eventually becomes a fetus.
But what if the process occurs a second time, after one egg has already implanted in the uterus?
This is what happened to 31-year-old Jessica Allen from Perris, California. In December of 2016, Allen gave birth to what she thought were twin boys while acting as a surrogate for a Chinese couple.
The babies were quickly delivered to their legal parents after the birth, but when Allen saw a photo of them later that night, she noticed they had different skin tones.
Sure enough, a DNA test revealed the babies were not twins, but half-brothers. One of the boys was the biological son of Allen and her husband, Wardell Jasper.
How double pregnancy happens
Called superfetation, the phenomenon is known to occur in some mammals such as badgers and mink.
But it’s highly unusual in humans. “It’s incredibly rare, and there aren’t many reports on this,” says Christine Greves, MD, an ob-gyn in Orlando, Florida.
“It’s so rare, in fact, that I can’t even give you a statistic on it.”
That’s because once a woman is pregnant, changes in her hormones typically prevent her body from continuing to ovulate, Dr. Greves explains.
But if a woman does ovulate again—and if that egg becomes fertilized and implants in her uterus, she can carry a double pregnancy.
The reasons why a woman might ovulate while she’s already pregnant aren’t well studied. “It’s hard to find any literature on this poorly understood and mystical topic,” says Sherry Ross, MD, an ob-gyn in Santa Monica, California.
“Superfetation goes against what we know medically about getting pregnant spontaneously. The truth is not all medical phenomena have a logical explanation.”
Of course, if the fetuses have different fathers, as in Allen’s case, a genetic test after they’re born can provide a clear answer.
After an emotional battle, Allen and her husband finally got their baby, Malachi, back when he was two months old. Today the couple has full legal custody of their son. ”
So there you have it ladies, getting pregnant while already pregnant is a thing. It sounds strange but it has happened to someone. Can a woman get pregnant while already pregnant, yes. Medical science says it’s possible.