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Scan reveals rare double pregnancy for American woman

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PortAndLemon Mon 28-Sep-09 12:31:08

Today's word of the day is superfetation!

5inthebed Mon 28-Sep-09 12:35:15

I read this over the weekend. How scary for her. Do they go with the EDD of the first or second twin though?

I can remember this happening to a friend of my mams (about 15 years ago). Her daughters were born premature, and unfortunately the younger twin was too small to survive sad.

PortAndLemon Mon 28-Sep-09 12:36:53

Sounds as though they are likely to deliver them both at 38 weeks for the older baby and 36 weeks for the younger.

5inthebed Mon 28-Sep-09 12:37:56

Well thats not too bad then, keeping them both in as long as possible.

PinkTulips Mon 28-Sep-09 12:46:24


must have been a shock though.

how can they be so sure that the second one was from a separate conception though, is there not a possibility it could be a twin developing slowly for whatever reason... my scan dates were pretty far off in a couple of my pregs, i'm convinced they were over 2 weeks out with ds1 at the 20 week scan and i'm pretty sure they were a week wrong with dd at a 9 weeks scan

FabBakerGirlIsBack Mon 28-Sep-09 13:45:55

I can't see how this is that rare tbh. I have heard about it before and I conceived twins and a single baby myself within a month.

Nancy66 Mon 28-Sep-09 13:53:35

I heard two separate British experts talking about this over the weekend and they both said they very much doubted there was separate conception and that it was just a case of twins but with one developing much slower than the other.

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