A young Nigerian woman, identified as @little.orangeboy, shared an extraordinary and rare occurrence involving her two babies, aged five months and two weeks respectively. The video, posted on her social media account, showcases the infants side by side on a bed as she poses a thought-provoking question to her audience. The mother intrigued viewers by asking if they could identify the type of births her children represent, considering their age difference.
Many viewers expressed amazement at the notion that a two-week-old and a five-month-old could be siblings, let alone offspring of the same mother. Cleveland Clinic, a renowned medical institution, shed light on this unusual situation, terming it as “superfetation.” Superfetation is an exceptionally rare event characterized by becoming pregnant while already carrying a developing embryo in the uterus. The clinic explained that physiological changes during pregnancy typically make it extremely challenging for a woman to conceive while already pregnant. However, the online discussion took an interesting turn, with some netizens in the comment section suggesting an alternative explanation—Irish twins. According to Healthline, Irish twins refer to siblings born within a 12-month period to the same mother. This term originated in the 1800s, initially serving as a lighthearted way to poke fun at Irish Catholic immigrant families who lacked access to birth control. Netizens Reactions… @user1240424292119 said; “It happens , is called superfetation, you get pregnant months after you are already pregnant.” @kaltonkeron said; “Its only me who doesn’t understand Irish twins.” @joychidinma980 said; “They’re actually Dutch twins not Irish cause Irish twins are always more than 12 months apart.” @Chi_thrift said; “Isn’t called superfetation?? It’s actually a process of getting pregnant while pregnant.” @anonymously said; “Irish twins I’ve heard but never seen one, God bless you.” @Janin Ba’akba | Mama said; “I’m an Irish-twin mom soon to be Irish-triplet mom.. but you have superfetation twins not Irish twins!” @user3533658260368 said; “How comes i never hard of this Irish twins before… wonders shall never end indeed we can’t stop learning new things.” @swtrhema1 said; “Its possible d 2 weeks wasn’t developing as fast as d 5 months. Hence, wasn’t mature to come out when d twin was already matured. I think thats d case.” See below; @little.orangeboy Please what are they called? #viral #viralvideo #trending #orangeboycomedy #littleorangeboy #fyp ♬ Sabinackdancechallenge – BIG JIGGY🦅