Baby girl born ‘pregnant' with twins

Trending on Facebook

More popular and trending stories

- A phenomenon that caused a developing fetus to absorb two other fertilized eggs made it appear the baby girl was born pregnant with twins. 

But what appeared to be two fetuses were actually tumors that developed from the absorbed eggs.

Both of the absorbed eggs had started growing limbs, ribs, intestines and skin, as well as an umbilical cord and placenta, after 8 to 10 weeks of gestation. 

More popular and trending stories

The girl was born in 2010; the fetal tumors were removed when she was two weeks old, and she recovered fully. The case was reported in the Hong Kong Medical Journal this week. 

The phenomenon is not unknown. It’s called “fetus in fetu” and may happen as often as once in every 500,000 births, even though it has been documented only 200 times.

Download Our App!

Listen on Alexa!

Y100 Concerts

Y100 Rodeo

8 Man Jam

Mobile Apps

Everything you love about and more! Tap on any of the buttons below to download our app.


Enable our Skill today to listen live at home on your Alexa Devices!