Ms Roberts, 39, was shocked to find out she was pregnant with twins because two previous ultrasounds showed no sign of a second fetus. With their amazingly different sizes, it’s hard to believe these babies are twins.
But that’s because they are medical wonders after being conceived three weeks apart. In an extremely rare phenomenon known as a super pregnancy, Rebecca Roberts effectively became pregnant with Rosalie while already pregnant with Noah. Only about a dozen such cases have been recorded worldwide.
She said: ‘I didn’t even know it was possible to conceive again while pregnant. Because she did not see any signs of the body different from usual, until the ultrasound. She just found out she is pregnant. But the two babies were conceived on different days. That is wonderful.
The twins were delivered prematurely at 33 weeks in September due to problems with Rosalie’s umbilical cord. That means while Noah weighs 4 lb 10 oz, his sister weighs only 2 lb 7 oz.
Once the two infants were secure, their health gradually returned to normal. Two and a half months after giving birth to twins, Rosalie was eventually released and sent home to Trowbridge, Wiltshire, in time for Christmas. When the midwife saw her last week, she weighed 71 b 4 oz. Superpowers’ existence is disputed by certain analysts.
To rule out chromosomal or genetic causes, Ms. Roberts who owns a children’s apparel company and has a 14-year-old daughter named Summer has undergone testing.
She and partner Rhys Weaver, 43, were told a fertility drug she was taking could cause her to ovulate once she was pregnant. So her children have different conceptions even though they were born on the same day. It is very happy that the children are still safe and healthy next to us like now.