I'm Super Confused?? (Pic added on OP)

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  1. MissMandieMitz

    MissMandieMitz Mommy of 2 :)

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    So I was on this other pregnancy forum. Just stumbled upon it literally like 2 minutes ago...so I know nothing about the person in question.

    But anyways, there's this one lady whos signature has a ticker that says she's 29+ weeks pregnant and underneath of it it says "OMG!!! I'm having IRISH TWINS!!!" and below that there's ANOTHER ticker that says she's 7+ weeks pregnant.

    Is this even possible?? I thought Irish Twins meant that you had two babies in less than a 12 month period? I thought it was IMPOSSIBLE to get pregnant with a baby if you're already pregnant??

    I have no idea if it's just a joke or whatever...but I'm just curious if this could actually be possible? Surely it can't, right?

    :dohh::dohh::dohh::dohh:

    ETA: I guess I should've stated that she also already has a 9 month old apparently.
     

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  2. baby.love

    baby.love Guest

    I'm just as confused as you lol! How odd x
     
  3. lindypops

    lindypops Lin, Si and Eve

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    Apparently it's a derogatory term too - which makes sense now I think about it.
     
  4. polo_princess

    polo_princess ♥ Brookes Mummy ♥

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  5. saraendepity

    saraendepity Daisy's Mummy and TTC!

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    ???????????????????????????
     
  6. Wombat

    Wombat Married mum of 2:)

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    I somewhere heard (I think on telly) about one lady getting pregnant with one baby, but on her 12 week scan she had 2 heartbeats. From what I understood, she got pregnant, but a month later she ovulated again (despite being pregnant) and concieved once again... So she was having (or had, I don't remember now) 2 babies, and one of them was theoretically 4 weeks younger then the other...

    I don't know if this is possible... But that is what I saw on telly... So maybe it is possible to get pregnant while you are already pregnant?
     
  7. LoraLoo

    LoraLoo Pregnant with a Rainbow

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  8. angelstardust

    angelstardust mother of 3

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    well, Irish twins means two children born to the same mother within 12 months, or the same calender year of each other.

    I want to find this ticker though. Maybe it means that 'baby' is 29+ weeks old and she is 7+ weeks pregnant? that would mean that the new baby could be born before the first child's birthday. (conceived when baby was 22 weeks old + 40 weeks pregnancy = 52 weeks)
     
  9. Seraphim

    Seraphim Amazing Baby Girl

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    Angledust might have solved the mystery with maths :D

    Irish twins isn't a derogatory term though.
    What you think about people getting pregnant twice in one year is one thing, but it doesn't influence the whole meaning of the term.
     
  10. Staceyxxx

    Staceyxxx Mummy To 2 Little Angels

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    How confusing lol x
     
  11. nikkip75

    nikkip75 Well-Known Member

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    i seen a woman on the news a while ago who was born with 2 wombs and got pregnant in both of them within a few months of each other!!

    imagine, your just getting over one birth then another one comes along a few weeks/months later!!!
     
  12. cybermum

    cybermum MUM TO 2 BOYS.

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    My coffee just landed all over my keyboard!
    Never heard that before.
     
  13. LoraLoo

    LoraLoo Pregnant with a Rainbow

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    Seraphim Amazing Baby Girl

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    We can agree to disagree there.
    I from an irish family, with several 'irish twins' - just because some website says it's derogatory, doesn't make it so (as I think I explained in my original post)
     
  15. MissMandieMitz

    MissMandieMitz Mommy of 2 :)

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    I don't think so! I guess I should've added that she already has a 9 month old. I'm going to take a screen shot of her signature and upload it, lol.
     
  16. angelstardust

    angelstardust mother of 3

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    Well her 9 month old and her 29 week pregnancy would result in Irish twins.

    So I guess the 7 weeks is a mistake.

    There is no way, biologically, that she can possibly carry a 29 week foetus and a 7 week embryo. Hormones just would not allow it, even though it can happen very rarely with a second egg being fertilised, the only cases that were proven were where fertilisation had taken place 3 weeks apart, and that was artificially achieved. Besides that, when the 29 week was being born, her uterus would abort the then 18 week foetus.

    Although, some species of shark continue to release fertilised eggs to feed the shark foetus already developing, maybe she is a shark?
     
  17. PrincessSoph

    PrincessSoph Well-Known Member

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    very confusin!! can you not ask her for us?! :devil:
     
  18. polo_princess

    polo_princess ♥ Brookes Mummy ♥

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    well im still confused.com :rofl:
     
  19. NickyT75

    NickyT75 RIP Sophie my angel

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    Ive never heard of this before :confused:

    yep! I vote for you asking her coz you've got us all curious now :rofl: xx
     

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