A woman currently being told her tale of becoming pregnant whilst already pregnant, ensuing in her giving birth to two children who were not conceived at the same period and had different sets of parents.
Jessica Allen, a 31 -year-old from California, underwent in vitro fertilization in April 2016 after she agreed to become a surrogate mom for a Chinese couple for the sum of $30,000, The New York Post reports. California is one of the few US states with legal commercial-grade surrogacy programmes where you can be paid to be a surrogate mother.
Jessica was told she was actually carrying twins following a routine ultrasound in her sixth week of maternity. Her pay was increased by $5,000 for the second largest child as doctors and the surrogacy bureau simply usurped she had unexpectedly become pregnant with twins.
She went on to give birth to two boys via caesarean section afterward that time in December. A month later, she received a photo of the two sons from the Chinese pair with a message saying: “They are not the same, right? Have you thought about why they are different? ”
“I did notice that one was much lighter than the other, ” Jessica told ABC News. “You know, patently “theyre not” identical twins.”
DNA experiments confirmed this mistrust. It showed that one newborn was Allen’s biological child and the other newborn was the Chinese couple’s child.
“I don’t know how to describe it … we were floored, ” added Jessica. “We were like, how did this happen? “
This is a phenomenon known as “superfetation”. It’s extremely rare because, in the most majority of cases, a pregnant woman’s form liberates hormones to stop ovulation. In this case, nonetheless, Jessica’s body continued to ovulate, liberating an egg that managed to become fertilized. Since superfetation is rare in humen, the researchers and practitioners actually know relatively limited about how and why it happens.
Fortunately, both children are now fit and healthy. After a complicated and pricey legal process, Jessica and her spouse Jasper received custody of their son in February and identified him Malachi.
In an section for the New York Post called “I rented out my womb- and they virtually took my own son”, Jessica finished by saying: “I don’t regret becoming a surrogate mommy because that would entail regretting my son. I just hope other women believing surrogacy draw lessons from my story. And that a larger good will come out of this nightmare.”