Twins Conceived 3 Weeks A Part After sᴛʀᴜɢɢʟᴇᴅ With Infertility For More Than A Year
Rebecca Roberts 39, who lives in Wiltshire, England and her partner sᴛʀᴜɢɢʟᴇᴅ with infertility for more than a year, so when they got a positive result with an at-home pregnancy test, they were overjoyed.
She was very happy with the first her scan. But her excitement abruptly shifted to sʜᴏᴄᴋ five weeks later at the 12-week ultrasound appointment, when the sonographer spotted something astonishing: It appeared as though Roberts was suddenly carrying two babies — one of which was considerably less-developed than the other. Something awful had happened. Her pregnancy was diagnosed as sᴜᴘᴇʀFᴇᴛᴀᴛɪᴏɴ, a rare condition in which a woman who is already pregnant conceives another baby. In his 25 years as an obstetrician, it was something doctors had never seen before.
“Instead of stopping ovulation, she released another ᴇɢɢ about three or four weeks after the first one, and the ᴇɢɢ somehow miraculously managed to Fᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴢᴇ and implant in her uterus,” Doctor Walker said.
Although Roberts was taking a Fᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ ᴅʀᴜɢ to stimulate ovulation, She didn’t release two ᴇɢɢs at the same time, which is what the ᴍᴇᴅɪᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴ doctors, that wasn’t reason she had got sᴜᴘᴇʀFᴇᴛᴀᴛɪᴏɴ
The rate of growth for both of the babies was good.” While it might not have been the pregnancy she expected, after years of longing for another child, she was thrilled to have not just one, but two on the way. Particularly during the third trimester. The couple was told the younger baby might not sᴜʀᴠɪᴠᴇ. Roberts knew ᴘʀᴇᴛᴇʀᴍ ʟᴀʙᴏʀ was likely, so ensuring the smaller baby was far along enough before birth, “was a really massive worry for us,” she said.
At just over 33 weeks into the pregnancy, the smaller fetus’s umbilical cord wasn’t functioning normally, which started to impact the baby’s growth. Doctors decided it was time to deliver.
She had a Cᴀᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ and gave birth to both babies on Sept. 17. Noah came first, weighing 4 pounds, 10 ounces. Two minutes later, his younger sister, Rosalie, arrived, weighing 2 pounds, 7 ounces. Both babies were whisked away to the neonatal intensive care unit. Noah remained in the hospital for just over three weeks, while Rosalie stayed for 95 days.
“Miracles can happen, and my children are proof of that.” Roberts said