(ORDO NEWS) — A resident of the American city of Taunton, Massachusetts, with the rarest form of pregnancy gave birth to two different pairs of twins at once. It is reported by the publication People.
Ashley Ness, 35, gave birth to two girls and two boys. The birth was performed at the Boston clinic by caesarean section at 28 weeks of gestation (normal up to 38 weeks).
Children were born with a difference in a minute. They will spend the next eight weeks in the hospital under the supervision of doctors.
The woman had two eggs fertilized at the same time, each of which then split into two parts. Since the separated eggs were in different placentas, two different sets of twins were obtained.
A similar phenomenon is observed very rarely – about once in ten million pregnancies.
“If she had been so lucky playing the lottery, she would have been very rich,” said Ahmet Bashat, director of the Center for Fetal Therapy and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Johns Hopkins Medical University.
Ness is a part-time hairdresser and lives in a three-bedroom home with her eight-year-old daughter, her 47-year-old lover and his two youngest sons. Before becoming pregnant, the woman suffered four miscarriages.
Earlier it was reported that a 30-year-old resident of the suburban area of Beckton in East London became pregnant twice in a week, contrary to doctors’ forecasts.
The rare occurrence in which an egg is fertilized by a sperm cell and implanted in the uterus a second time just days or weeks after the process first occurred is called superfetation.
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