Woman gives birth to twins three weeks apart

Woman gives birth to twins three weeks apart

A woman in the U.K. recently gave birth to two babies at the same time — but they were conceived three weeks apart. Rebecca Roberts gave birth to so-called “super twins” in September after going through fertility treatment that resulted in her getting pregnant twice and carrying the babies at the same time. Roberts told CBS News she and her husband, Rhys, had been trying to conceive a baby for more than a year, and at 38, she was worried she couldn’t get pregnant because of her age. The couple went to a fertility clinic in Bath, England and Roberts took a drug to help her with ovulation.

She said. she found out there was a second baby at my 12 weeks scan. She had already had two scans at seven and 10 weeks and both times they only saw Noah. Roberts was the baby boy who was conceived first. Roberts couldn’t believe she got pregnant twice, but she soon learned about how rare her twins are. “When I learned about the pregnancy being a superfetation pregnancy, that was just amazing,” she said. “I mean, all of a sudden I have twins and now they are super special rare twins. It felt magical.” Her twins are DZ or fraternal twins, which occurs when two eggs are released at a single ovulation and are fertilized by two different sperm, according to Twins Research Australia. DZ twins share the same type of genetic relationship as non-twin siblings.

Roberts said that her twins are so rare, there is hardly literature about it, adding that she believes they are the 14th case of super twins in the world. “My pregnancy was tough,” she said. “There was speculation from one doctor that there was something wrong with Rosalie and she may not survive when she was born. They tested me for viruses and infections as I thought this might be why Rosalie is small but the test came back completely clear.”  Her babies had to be delivered by c-section.