Can Women Become Pregnant While Pregnant? Science Says Yes: 10 Cases Have Been Documented Across the World


As unbelievable as it might be, a woman can become pregnant while already being pregnant. It sounds like a supernatural phenomenon from a sci-fi movie, but it’s true — a woman can conceive again after already being pregnant.

This rare condition is called “superfetation,” which implies the conception of a second fetus while being pregnant with another one. As a result, a happy mother gets 2 twins with different gestational ages and sometimes even 2 different dates of birth.

Superfetation is not the same thing as superfecundation. The latter implies the fertilization of 2 eggs released during one menstrual period from separate intercourses. In this case, a woman will end up having bivitelline or bi cyclic twins.

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