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Pregnant… twice

In the movie Juno, there’s a scene where Juno is asked if her parents would be wondering where she is and she casually replies, “Nah… I mean, I’m already pregnant, so what other kind of shenanigans could I get into?”

Common knowledge: once you’re pregnant, you can’t get pregnant again. Unless you’re American woman Julia Grovenburg who discovered earlier this year that she was carrying two babies conceived at different times, and not considered twins.

When Julia and Todd Grovenburg went to the doctor for a routine ultrasound appointment, they were surprised to see on the screen two babies at significantly different stages of development. It soon came to light that the second baby was in fact conceived two and a half weeks after the first one.

Doctors are claiming that the bizarre occurrence was caused by a rare condition known as superfetation, where eggs from two separate menstrual cycles are released and fertilised. Hopefully rare conditions like this are taught to students at ultrasound technician schools.

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