Gasp! Here’s how you can get pregnant when you’re ALREADY pregnant!

pregnant mum in her undies

You got that right! A bit of frisky business can result in a pregnant woman conceiving an extra, SECOND baby, sometimes a week or so after her first conception.

In case you needed a little background on this rare-but-possible double pregnancy phenomenon, we’ve prepared a little two-for-the-price-of-one cheat sheet to make things a little clearer. You’re welcome.

Double trouble!

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A rare, but very real, occurrence called superfetation can cause a pregnant woman to fall pregnant a second time, while she’s already pregnant.

In other words, she can experience a double pregnancy from two completely different conceptions, sometimes days or weeks apart!

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