Kate Hill and her husband Peter have stunned the medical world with a phenomenon so rare, only 10 other women in the world have been documented with it. Diagnosed with superfetation, Kate basically got pregnant while she was already pregnant!
How is that possible you ask?
In an interview with The Daily Mail, Kate said: “I had fallen pregnant and my body had spontaneously released another egg giving the embryos different gestational ages.”
After dealing with the devastating effects not being able to ovulate due to polycystic ovarian syndrome, Kate began several rounds of hormone therapy in hopes she and her husband Peter would conceive a baby. Not only did they conceive one baby, they conceived two!
“What makes this case even more rare, is that my husband and I only had intercourse one time – his sperm stayed alive for 10 days to fertilise the second egg released,” said Kate in an interview with Today Tonight.
Sadly, Kate was initially told she was expecting twins, but one twin did not survive. Ten days later, the third embryo was fertilized and a miracle occurred. Although Olivia and Charlotte were each given separate due dates, the girls were delivered by C-section on the same day.