The woman gave birth to twin boys, and then to rare twin girls.
In Alabama (USA), a woman named Britney Alba and her husband Frankie gave birth to two pairs of identical twins in the last three years twins.
About this writes Live Science.
First, the woman gave birth to twin boys, Luka and Levi, and six months after giving birth, she found out that she was pregnant with twin girls.
Luka and Levi were also special children – both fetuses were in a common placenta (the organ that connects the uterus to the umbilical cord), but each of them had their own amniotic sac (the sac of fluid that surrounds the fetus).
According to Columbia University’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, twins with one placenta but two amniotic sacs occur at a frequency of approximately 3-4 per 1,000 live births.
And already on October 25, 2022, twin girls Linley and Lydia were born. The birth story of these babies was also unusual, as they had one placenta and one amniotic sac for two.
They were so-called monoamniotic-monochorionic twins – “MoMo” babies are born to less than 1% of American women pregnant with twins.
“Since they are essentially floating in the same bag, their umbilical cords can get tangled in a knot, and unfortunately, the rate of stillbirth in such twins is high,” the doctors say.
Alba was in the high-risk obstetrics unit with round-the-clock care from 24 to 28 weeks pregnant because of the risk to herself and the babies.
At the 32nd week, the woman had a caesarean section, the twins were in the neonatal unit, and on December 7 they were discharged home.
“MoMo twins are rare, and sometimes both don’t survive. I think the team approach to treatment between the obstetricians, genetic counselors, nurses, and the neonatal intensive care unit team at UAB helped a lot with the outcome,” said Dr. Rachel Sinkey.
We will remind the man gave birth to a baby: the couple was greeted with “tears of joy”.