WOMAN GETS PREGNANT TWICE IN 5 DAYS
Written by Lola Narawa on February 8, 2023
Its an extremely rare phenemenon and very much real.
26 year old Odalis Martinez fell pregnant with her first baby on the last day of her menstrual cycle – before she conceived a second five days later.
The mum-of-two was told by the ultrasound doctor babies, Lilo and Imelda, now one, were ‘measuring differently’ and had been conceived at different times. The phenomenon is called superfetation and is “extremely rare”. It happened after she released two eggs instead of one during her cycles – and both were fertilised by different sperm.
Even medical professionals were confused when Odalis took her twins to their first doctor’s appointment, she said.
Odalis, a programme manager, from San Francisco, California, US, said: “I was definitely shocked.
“Firstly, because it was twins, and secondly, processing the fact that they were conceived five days apart.
“I’ve never really known how twins work so I didn’t know that could happen – it was a really great surprise.