A mum who suffered three miscarriages has revealed how she became pregnant while already pregnant.
Cara Winhold, 30, and her husband Blake, 33, hoped to expand their family after the birth of their son Wyatt in 2018.
The couple, from Texas, US, suffered three miscarriages with one of them nearly proving fatal.
Then Cara fell pregnant in March 2021.
During Cara’s second scan, she discovered she was actually expecting two babies that had been conceived a week apart.
The incredibly rare phenomenon is known as superfetation. It happens when a second, new pregnancy occurs during an initial pregnancy and can occur days or weeks after the first one.
Cara gave birth to Colson just after 4am on October 25, 2021, with Cayden following six minutes later.
The pair were delivered at 35 weeks with Colson weighing six pounds five oz and Cayden four pounds nine oz.
Cara, of North Richland Hills, Texas, said that there is currently a striking four pound weight difference between Colson and his little brother Cayden, meaning she buys two different sizes of clothing and nappies.
Cara said: “I got pregnant while I was already pregnant. I said to the doctor, ‘what happened? He wasn’t there the first time. What’s going on?’
“She said that most likely I ovulated twice, released two eggs and they got fertilised at different times, about a week apart.
“I 100% believe it was a miracle just because of everything that happened in my pregnancy journey.
“I like to believe that it was my way of getting back the two babies that I lost and kind of them helping out in a way.”