Twins Born On Same Day Conceived 3 Weeks Apart

by in Twins, Unusual Baby Stories

Could you imagine being on the pill and still getting pregnant…twice…in 3 weeks?
That’s what happened to Amelia Spence earlier this year.

Doctors realized that something was up during an ultrasound when they looked at the screen and noticed that one fetus still looked like a blob, whereas the other had four visible limbs. It was such a marked difference.

“It was really strange to see. The doctor said that he had never seen it before, but had only read about it in textbooks.

“One foetus was 12 weeks old, whilst they said the other was three weeks behind, at nine weeks old. I had become pregnant twice on two separate occasions.

“The doctors couldn’t believe it, either. They told us there was a million-to-one chance of it happening.

“There were concerns for the smaller baby but at the next scan she was still alive.

Miss Spence said: “It was very emotional when the doctors said that the smaller baby was still growing. She was such a little fighter.”

The mother had to be scanned every week to check that both babies were still growing.

She said: “It was nerve-racking going to the hospital each week and I just kept praying they would both be all right. My stomach got so big that towards the end of my pregnancy, I could hardly move.”

Doctors had to carry out an emergency caesarean to deliver the babies because they were both lying awkwardly in the womb.

Ame, the younger baby, arrived first weighing 4lb 13oz. Her sister Lia was much bigger at 6lb 11oz.

This may not be too uncommon because there are statistics on twins that are born to two fathers, which is kind of the same thing because the female would release an egg at 2 different times.


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  1. JULIA says:

    I am pregnant with two babies right now and they are almost 3 weeks apart, one is 2 weeks 5 days younger than the other. This is very nerve racking, but its good to hear a story like this where two healthy babies are born under the same situation. Thank You for sharing.

  2. Marcia Kelly says:

    my twin sons were born 3 weeks apart at 23 weeks and 26 weeks and are perfect

  3. Dena Springer says:

    My sister and I were concieved 3 weeks apart over 34 years ago! I was 3 pounds and she was 2 pounds when we were born! We were the first documented case in the hospital we were born in! To this day I love to tell people our little story because it is so rare and unheard of! Plus we do not look anything alike!! Totally opposite! I’m tall, she’s short, I’ve got brunnete hair, she’s a dirty blond, I have to wear glasses and her vision is perfect!! I could go on and on!! God Bless those little girls!! May they always cherish how unique they are!!

  4. Jessica says:

    I am expecting, this is our 3rd pregnancy and we have 2 boys i am about 6 weeks along, I am already showing, I started to bleed two days ago and it was only for 1 day and then the bleeding stopped, I had blood work done and the HCG levels came back normal but i am wondering if i am carrying twins and maybe the 2nd baby was just implanting the other day when i started to bleed, When i asked the Nurse if you can conceive on different days she told me no, I am going back for more blood work tomorrow and i may just ask for them to do an ultra sound just to be safe. I feel as though I am carrying twins.

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