Woman Gets Pregnant WHILE Pregnant, and Yes, It’s Really A Thing

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Remember back in middle school health class? When we all sat around awkwardly giggling during the “let’s talk about sex” discussion? Remember learning all about the reproductive system, the egg and the sperm, conception, and giving birth?

Me too.

I still have the “Giving Birth” 16mm film etched in my brain forevvvvver. It traumatized me for years.

Remember also learning that women can get pregnant WHILE they are already pregnant??

Yeah, me neither.

And yet, it’s totally a thing, apparently (and not just something that happened on that one Grey’s Anatomy episode.)

A woman, who goes by the handle @blondebunny1, recently discovered that she is pregnant with TRIPLETS, after getting pregnant WHILE already pregnant with twins. 

Surprise!

Count this as one of those times when I can honestly say, “I’m so happy this didn’t happen to me.”

In a series of TikTok videos, the first-time mom shares her pregnancy journey (and cautionary tale), revealing that she and her fiance found out about the triplets at their 12-week ultrasound when the doctor calmly broke the news. First asking the question:

“This is a spontaneous pregnancy?

Followed by:

You have three babies inside.”

As opposed to one. Or even two. 

As the news started to sink in and he pointed out each baby on the monitor, @blondbunny1 responded with:

“Three? Oh my God.”

And I just have to say, I can think of a few choice words I would have used instead.

As for her fiance? He begged the question:

This is an April Fool’s joke, right?

Quickly followed by nervous laughter, because, hellloooo, THREE babies. THREE. At the same time. Well, almost the same time…

Photo Credit: TikTok/blondebunny1

Just in case learning that you’re pregnant with naturally conceived triplets isn’t enough for one day, there was one more pint-sized surprise.

The doctor also discovered that one of the triplets was conceived 10 days after the twins – a phenomenon known as superfetation.

It is defined as:

The occurrence of a second conception during pregnancy, giving rise to embryos of different ages in the uterus.

That’s right folks. She was already pregnant when she got pregnant a second time. And I feel like this is something we should have been taught in sex ed class.

In a TikTok video that has been viewed over 1.2 million times, @blondebunny1 explains:

“Normally your body is supposed to switch up your hormones and stop you from ovulating again once you’re already pregnant. In my circumstance, it did not. About 10% of women can actually ovulate twice a month but only I think, Like, 0.3 percent actually get pregnant a second time.” 

@theblondebunny1

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