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Can one get pregnant and still be pregnant?

By Anonymous March 20, 2015 - 1:47pm
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Hi Anon,


Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community!

What you are describing is superfetation.  

The Wikipedia definition is : Superfetation (also spelled superfoetation – see fetus) is the simultaneous occurrence of more than one stage of developing offspring in the same animal. In mammals, it manifests as the formation of an embryo from a different estrous cycle while another embryo or fetus is already present in the uterus. When two separate instances of fertilisation occur during the same menstrual cycle, it is known as superfecundation.

Although it is possible, it is extremely rare in humans.

I hope this helps!

Be well,


March 20, 2015 - 3:13pm
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