Woman gives birth to ‘twins’ who were conceived 10 days apart

Woman gives birth to ‘twins’ who were conceived 10 days apart

An Australian woman, who was told that she might never be able to conceive, eventually gave birth to twins who were conceived 10 days apart.

Kate Hill, a resident of Brisbane, was diagnosed in 2006 with a condition known as polycystic ovary syndrome, which means her ovaries were not producing eggs. She underwent hormone therapy that helped more than expected.

Following the treatment, the woman got pregnant twice even as she had unprotected sex just once during those 10 days. Her double-conception, known as superfetation, created history in the medical field.

The non-identical twins, named Chrlotte and Olivia, are now ten months old with different blood types as well as different personalities.

In an interview, the mother said, "We actually didn't realize how special that was until they were born. Usually a woman doesn't ovulate once they're pregnant with all the hormones, but Charlotte was coming no matter what."

The rate of twin births has been on the rise for the past few years. Experts attribute the trend to advanced fertility drugs and techniques like in-vitro fertilization (IVF) that boosts the likelihood of multiple births.


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