A Woman Gave Birth To Semi-Identical Twins, And Doctors Were Left Totally Perplexed

In 2014 an Australian woman found out that she was having twins – not by itself news that would make headlines. But when the expectant mother checked in with her doctor, the medical professional was left stunned by what he found. You see, the two fetuses fell under neither the identical nor the fraternal category; instead, they made up an incredibly rare set of semi-identical twins.

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Nevertheless, for the Australian woman at the center of this story, her path to motherhood began in typical fashion. Indeed, in February 2019 the BBC reported doctors at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital as saying that she had become pregnant naturally. And as with most moms-to-be, the woman in question underwent the usual pregnancy scans in order to ensure that the fetuses had begun to grow healthily.

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