Full disclosure, I have heard of this before but legit… I thought it was an urban legend!
A mom-to-be is sharing her pregnancy journey on TikTok and it’s one for the books. The woman known only as @TheBlondeBunny1 on the social media site is 17 weeks along with her “triplets” and has been entertaining her 235-thousand followers with belly-baring videos and bump updates, but she’s not actually expecting triplets. It turns out, she found out she was having twins, then a little over a week later, she learned she had conceived again.
Confused? It’s called superfetation and it happens when a separate egg is fertilized by sperm in the womb days or weeks after a woman first gets pregnant. “We knew it was two separate pregnancies,” the future mama explains in one video with over 5-million views. “When you ovulate, you ovulate for 24 hours. And sperm can live in your body for up to three to five days. So our first two babies are 10 and 11 days older than our third baby.”
To confirm it was in fact superfetation, her doctors have been giving her ultrasounds every two weeks. And so far, the mom-to-be says the third baby has been hitting every milestone like it’s supposed to, growing at a healthy rate, just 10 to 11 days behind the twins. She explains that they’re lucky because the babies are close enough that they’ll have the same due date, sometimes that’s not the case and the additional pregnancy can happen months after the original pregnancy.