Woman Who Believed She Couldn't Have Children Gets Pregnant Twice in One Week
After craving a taste of motherhood for decades, Kimberley Tripp finally got her miracle, welcoming two babies following a spectacular pregnancy experience.
Kimberley Tripp, a 35-year-old woman, became the happiest woman in the world following the birth of her twin boys, Leo and Patrick in 2019.
However, the story behind her motherhood is more exciting. The Brisbane, Australia native reportedly got pregnant twice a week after struggling with fertility issues for two decades.
Tripp was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) when she was 15. Following the diagnosis, doctors informed her she might never be able to conceive due to the condition.
However, Tripp held on to the slightest possibility that she could someday become a mom and start a family. For years, those dreams seemed impossible, especially as she got older and settled down with her husband, Adrian. The duo spent years trying to conceive to no avail.
Finally, they decided to turn to in-vitro fertilization to become parents. Tripp underwent four rounds of IVF before successfully conceiving. But, something extraordinary happened that made the thousands lost on failed conception attempts worthwhile.
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Tripp recounted going to the prenatal clinic for her six-week scan. During the process, the doctor discovered another embryo growing within her, to their surprise. More surprising was that both foetuses were one week apart in age.
At first, the couple was confused, as they only put in one embryo. The doctors eventually explained to them that Tripp conceived naturally while undergoing the IVF procedure, which explained the first baby.
Meanwhile, the second baby was a product of the IVF. The mom of two explained: "We couldn't believe it. I never knew something like that was even possible. We were so overjoyed to be having twins. I feared I'd never have one baby, let alone two."
Finally, her life-long dreams of getting married and having a family with two kids were accomplished. Months later, the woman gave birth to her twin boys, now 15 months old.
She divulged: "I've wanted to be a mother for as long as I remember. I wanted to get married and have a family and would have loved at least two children. Growing up with two older brothers, I knew I wanted a big family."
While this phenomenon of getting pregnant twice might seem strange to most, it is, in fact, a medically proven possibility termed superfetation. It involves a woman falling pregnant after an initial pregnancy with a short time difference.
Usually, babies conceived this way are born on the same day, which makes them pass for twins despite their varying sizes at birth. Tripp explained that her son, Patrick, was the bigger twin and weighed 2.5 kg, while Leo weighed 1.9 kg.
Even at fifteen months, their size difference was still noticeable, informing their respective personalities, with Patrick being the bossy one. But the mom was just glad to hold her two babies after spending years feeling distraught by her PCOS diagnosis.
According to medical experts, Tripp's diagnosis is a rare hormonal disease, affecting at least one in ten women of childbearing age. Most women with the disorder may end up never having kids even after turning to other options, which makes Tripp's case a true miracle.
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