An Australian couple welcomed their beautiful baby twin girls into the world 10 months ago, however their story is quite phenomenal.
Kate Hill was told by doctors that she may never become pregnant and was undergoing treatment for Polycystic ovary syndrome, a condition which meant she was not ovulating.
However, during this treatment, Kate fell pregnant which came as shock to her and her partner, Pete.
Miraculously, Kate discovered she was pregnant with another child who was conceived 10 days apart. It is very rare for a woman to conceive a second time when already pregnant.
Kate apparently conceived twins at different times despite only having unprotected sex once during that time.
Most twins are the result of a woman releasing two eggs at the same time, or, less commonly, a fertilised egg subsequently splitting into two however this wasn’t the case for twins Charlotte & Olivia Hill.
Pregnancy normally stops the monthly cycle of ovulation but very rarely a woman can release another egg after conception. If this is fertilised it could also implant and develop into a healthy pregnancy in which case, happened to Kate.
The twin girls, Charlotte and Olivia, were born 10 months ago with different sizes, weights and gestational development.
It is believed only 10 cases of the phenomenon, known as superfetation, have been documented across the world and the couple Kate and Peter were astonished at the near miracle they had produced.
Such an interesting and uplifting story, congratulations to this couple. A Reminder to those struggling to never lose hope.
Source: The BBC
Image credits: Seven Network