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Can A Woman Get Pregnant Again While She Is Already Pregnant? This Woman Says It Happened To Her

   

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We were having lunch at work today when one of my colleagues started sharing a story she said she read on Facebook. According to her, a woman gave birth again after four months of having a child.

Say what? We all shouted it is a lie! How is that even possible?

She said she doesn’t have all the details but she could see photos posted online showing the two children.

Our lunch area turned into an argument zone! Some said that it can be a miracle and that nothing is possible, but some of us said something must be fishy. I even believed that maybe the woman adopted one of the children.

Well, after a while we ran to google for answers and behold there is something called Superfetation. I have never heard of it before!

After reading this and many more articles about it, some of us are somehow convinced that the woman’s story may be true but some doubting Thomases still remain adamant that if it happens once out of millions what are the chances this is the case.

Below is an excerpt from Baby Corner

If you are pregnant, is it possible to become pregnant again? It sounds impossible, but it can and does happen, although it may happen only once out of a few million pregnancies. This condition is called superfetation.

Superfetation is when an additional fetus is conceived days or even weeks after its “elder” sibling. Such babies usually share a birthday, as it is medically necessary in most cases to induce labour or to deliver them by C-section, but gestationally, one baby is “older” than the other.

Superfetation is much more common in the animal kingdom—among mammals, it is well documented in badgers, buffalo, mink, and panthers—but it is nearly unheard-of in humans, which leads some to question whether it can reliably be said ever to happen at all.

To characterize superfetation in humans as “rare” would be to understate how unusual the phenomenon truly is. Only about ten cases of superfetation are documented in the medical literature, and experts are suspicious even of some of these documented cases.

On the other hand, many experts admit that it cannot be known for certain exactly how often superfetation occurs (if it occurs), as it is unlikely that every occurrence is detected and reported.

 

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35 Comments

35 Comments

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  4. Eloho Bivbere-offor

    Eloho Bivbere-offor

    May 25, 2020 at 11:39 am

    I was thinking about this earlier today then I am seeing this post woow

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  6. Eloho Bivbere-offor

    Eloho Bivbere-offor

    May 25, 2020 at 11:40 am

    I have read a story of a woman giving birth after 3 months she had initially given birth to twin

  7. Hardey Shewa

    Hardey Shewa

    May 25, 2020 at 11:47 am

    Yes

  8. Olugbenga Moses Salau

    Olugbenga Moses Salau

    May 25, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    With God all things are possible, nothing new under the soon. I’ve one & half nd two years pregnancy.

  9. Afolayan Doyinsola

    Afolayan Doyinsola

    May 25, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    Yes. Read a story on that some time

  10. Adebisi Adewumi

    Adebisi Adewumi

    May 25, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    I’m hearing this for the first time…. God knows how to do His work

  11. Ibidunni Adewori

    Ibidunni Adewori

    May 25, 2020 at 12:54 pm

    Wow! Wonderful

  12. Cherry Betty

    Cherry Betty

    May 25, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    Wow that will be great to know

  13. Ukeme-obong John

    Ukeme-obong John

    May 25, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    I know of someone that had same.

  14. Nelson Onyinyechukwu Rita

    Nelson Onyinyechukwu Rita

    May 25, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    I heard it once God is Great.

  15. Sarah Poto

    Sarah Poto

    May 25, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    Superfetation. Yes its rare but possible

  16. Risikat Oluwatoyin

    Risikat Oluwatoyin

    May 25, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    Yes. It happens especially to those women that used fertility drugs to conceived.

  17. D Nonies

    D Nonies

    May 26, 2020 at 5:58 am

    It’s impossible but with God anything is possible

  18. Osakwe Christian Christbel

    Osakwe Christian Christbel

    May 26, 2020 at 6:33 am

    It is possible my mum and her sister was given birth in interval of 4 months

  19. Jane Ori Aboh

    Jane Ori Aboh

    May 26, 2020 at 8:15 am

    Are u for real?

  20. Mosunmola Bimpe

    Mosunmola Bimpe

    May 26, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    Yes ,the person probably have double uterus.heardof that during my midwifery study.

  21. Ajiboye Becky

    Ajiboye Becky

    May 26, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    😲

  22. Dada-Dosunmu Oluwakemi Kafayat

    Dada-Dosunmu Oluwakemi Kafayat

    May 27, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    Yes it’s possible, during my secondary school days there was sisters in my class that was birth 4months interval their name is Titi & Tope. So since then I know it’s very possible.

  23. Ugomma Maryann

    Ugomma Maryann

    May 27, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    Wow

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