When baby has a… baby?
Imagine having a baby only to discover that your newborn is pregnant herself – and carrying her own siblings? Live Science explains that a baby in Hong Kong was recently born this way. According to medical professionals, this extremely rare condition is called foetus-in-foetus and happens in about 1 in 500,000 births.
“Weird things happen early, early in the pregnancy that we just don’t understand,” Draion Burch, MD, an obstetrician and gynecologist in Pittsburgh, told Live Science. “This is one of those medical mysteries.” One possibility in this child’s case may be that she absorbed the other foetuses.
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