Friday, September 25, 2009

"Fertile Myrtle" is an understatement.

The real word is superfetation.

Never heard of it?

Me neither.

It's when you get pregnant while you're pregnant.

Huh?

Yeah, that was my thought.

What kinda crazy freak of nature does that?

Well, mostly animals, but in very rare cases ... VERY RARE cases, it could happen to a human.

And, it did people.

Not in India or China. No. Only in Arkansas.

The top story on Yahoo yesterday was all about it. I thought it was fascinating.

So, ladies, be forewarned: Pregnancy is not a form of birth control. You CAN get pregnant while you're pregnant. Crazy.

Here's the story.


This is not a concern for me anymore.

Menopause is knocking on my door and Beau is like 85 years old ... OK, more like 62.

Just remember ... I warned you.

20 Comments:

RachelQ said...

That is crazy.. I remember hearing about a woman that had 2 sets of reproductive organs but not this..

Lois Lane II said...

WWWOOOOWWW. That is crazy!! Maybe SHE should be Superwoman, lol! ;)

Beautiful Mess said...

Wow! wow!

okay--I learned something new today.

sara said...

only in my state!

however,this did happen in england once too. I remember reading about it.

Amy@My Front Porch said...

Oh my word. Seriously. How does that even...I mean...I can't even form a sentence. I'm speechless. That's just weird.

Thanks for giving those of us still in the child bearing years something to worry about :)

Sara said...

Whaaaaat?!?!
speechless.

Cassandra said...

I have to say that I so appreciated the specialist for her referral to the babies as babies! even when she referred to them as embryos she called them children and that is nice to hear today. Most of these specialists interviewed on the news are not so personal and kind toward a fetus as a person.

Rachel @ Future Pastor's Wife said...

That is crazy. And slightly scary (if it were to happen to me). :)

JenT said...

Wow. I've never heard of that.

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Oh. My. WORD!

Rachelle said...

Can you imagine the conversation telling your husband that your prego, AGAIN! WOW!

Rachelle said...

Can you imagine the conversation telling your husband that your prego, AGAIN! WOW!

Katie@The Baby Factory said...

That is absolutely ridiculous.....I mean seriously. SERIOUSLY!
SO crazy....only in arkansas :)
They're going to have to call them "twins" as these kids grow up...how far apart are they? "Like a month"...thats just ridiculous.

TCKK said...

Strange. Never heard of it til yesterday!

{Jodie} said...

I went to high school with a set of "twins" that were conceived this way... a boy and a girl. The girl was conceived about 2 months (I believe) into the pregnancy and so he was born on time, and she was premature. :)
I've been freaked out by that possibility ever since!

This Heavenly Life said...

Oh good grief. Will the terrors never cease?! I'm hoping they have the same father...

thedomesticfringe said...

Now I am doubly scared. What a surprise for that woman.

-FringeGirl

Susan Berlien (warmchocmilk) said...

Yes, I heard about this. Crazy!

Jeanette said...

People look at me like I'm nuts when I tell them our kids are 11 months apart. I could not imagine telling them that story!!

CRAZY!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

What the heck??? this is so fascinating to me - who knew?? I can't imagine having this happen, although at this point, I'd welcome even this. ;)