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"Heteropaternal Superfecundation" twins by two men

  1. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    twins by two dads...
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    Published: Jan 2, 2011
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    Polish Twins, Different Fathers? DNA Determines 'Heteropaternal Superfecundation'
    by Toshiba Reynolds

    Polish twins, different fathers! (VIDEO) Twin babies born to one woman are the result of a rare double conception, according to reports out of Poznan, Poland.

    According to the AP story, the woman was determined to be pregnant with babies by two separate men - her husband and her lover - after DNA tests were ordered to determine if he had to pay her child support.

    The two filed for divorce after the twins, a boy and a girl, were born 11 months ago.

    Called "Heteropaternal Superfecundation", superfecundation describes a situation where the eggs are fertilized by sperm from separate incidences of sexual intercourse - in a case where a woman has sex with different partners, the twins could have different fathers.

    Each child is carried within its own egg and has its own placenta.

    The Polish twins are one of only seven known cases in the world.

    In another report of the rare occurence, a Texas woman gave birth to twins by separate fathers in 2009. Go here to read more!

    Below is a Today Show video news report about the twins, now residing with their mother and her lover while the divorce from her husband is finalized.

    http://www.postchronicle.com/news/stran … 1162.shtml

    i wonder if this is more common than anyone thinks.. roll

  2. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 5 years ago

    So they are stepbrothers?

    1. livelonger profile image92
      livelongerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      More like half-brothers.

      Not inconceivable, especially since they were fraternal twins (from 2 different eggs).

  3. IzzyM profile image85
    IzzyMposted 5 years ago

    Haha I bet there is a LOT more twins born to two different fathers than folk would ever admit.
    It's quite possible and no doubt quite common because different eggs released at the same time can have a day or two's difference between fertilisation.