A woman became pregnant with her partner while she was pregnant with another couple’s baby, but how can this happen?
It all started when she became a surrogate mother and discovered that she was pregnant with two babies, but it was not expected that one was actually her biological child, reported ABC 7.
For Jessica Allen and her husband, Wardell Jasper, there is no greater blessing than their children. And after two healthy pregnancies, the couple in Riverside County decided to pay it by enlisting to become a surrogate mother.
“No woman in the world should live her life without experiencing the love and bond of a mother and child,” she said.
In 2016, the embryo of a couple was successfully implanted in their uterus.
But six weeks after the pregnancy, her doctor noticed something quite unexpected: there was another baby in her womb.
“The possibility of an embryo division is very small, but it happens and I was very surprised,” the woman added.
Allen gave birth to a supposed “pair of identical twins” by caesarean section. And although he did not get to see them in person, if they showed him a picture.
“I realized that one was much lighter than the other, obviously, they were not identical twins,” he described.
But a month later, the story took an unexpected turn.
A DNA test confirmed that the second baby was not a twin of the implanted embryo, but was actually the biological son of Allen and her husband. But how can this happen?
According to doctors, it is an uncommon situation, known as superfeiting, and occurs when a woman continues to ovulate after becoming pregnant.
This results in two babies with different gestational ages and in this case, stranger still, two different pairs of genetic parents.
“I took my own son. I did not know it was mine, “said Allen.
After a complicated process, Allen and her husband obtained custody of their son last February. Now the little one is the piece that completes the puzzle of his family, they say.
It should be mentioned that the concept of getting pregnant while you are pregnant is not so rare in certain animals; but in humans it is so unusual that it occurs in one of several million pregnancies, as confirmed by specialists.