According to CNN, American Rebecca Roberts became a unique woman and mother after carrying two children, the second of whom was conceived during her first pregnancy.
According to doctors, such a phenomenon, when the fertilization of the second egg occurs some time after the start of pregnancy, is called superfetation.
Scientists have registered no more than 10 such cases worldwide. Such pregnancies often end tragically, or some of the children are born with deviations.
Rebecca and her husband learned about the existence of a second baby on an ultrasound scan after 12 weeks of pregnancy. It is noted that a study conducted in the seventh week did not reveal the presence of a second fetus.
Rebecca Roberts’ children were born on the same day, they were delivered by caesarean section, and both were sent to the intensive care unit. However, the “older” boy Noah returned home after three weeks, and the “younger”, conceived later, the girl Rosalie, was discharged from the hospital only two months later.
Nevertheless, now, six months later, the children have already grown stronger and feel great. Doctors do not cease to be amazed at what happened, calling this case a “miracle of medicine.”