Kimberley Tripp, 35-year-old from Brisbane, Queensland said she always held on to a smidgen of hope that her dream of having a family might one day be possible. She told she might never have children reveals how she conceived her twin sons ᴊᴜsᴛ days apart. Kimberley Tripp longed to be a mother. but after being ᴅɪᴀɢɴᴏsᴇᴅ with p.olycystic o.varian s.yndrome (ⓅⒸⓄⓈ) at 15, she was told she might never be able to have children.
She said :” I wanted to get married and have a family and love at least two children. I knew I wanted a big family. But I was ᴅɪᴀɢɴᴏsᴇᴅ with p.olycystic o.varian s.yndrome (ⓅⒸⓄⓈ), which can make it nearly impossible to have children. I was told that I would never have children, and that if I did, I would definitely need help. I was ᴅᴇᴠᴀsᴛᴀᴛᴇᴅ that I could never have a family of my ᴏᴡɴ, but a part of me thought I would never stop trying. We spent thousands of dollars on four rounds of ⒾⓋⒻ before a single ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏ was successfully ᴛʀᴀɴsFᴇʀʀᴇᴅ. It was something we thought could never happen.” But her excitement was about to be doubled, as her first sᴄᴀɴ ᴄᴏɴFɪʀᴍᴇᴅ she was expecting twins with one being conceived through ⒾⓋⒻ, and the other naturally, approximately one week apart.
The ᴘʜᴇɴᴏᴍᴇɴᴏɴ of a woman becoming pregnant twice during a short period of time is knᴏᴡɴ ᴍᴇᴅɪᴄᴀʟʟʏ as sᴜᴘᴇʀFᴇᴛᴀᴛɪᴏɴ – which is when a second, new pregnancy ᴏᴄᴄᴜʀs during an initial pregnancy. Babies born from sᴜᴘᴇʀFᴇᴛᴀᴛɪᴏɴ are most often considered twins, since they are usually born during the same birth on the same day. She said: “The ⒾⓋⒻ specialist explained to me that dueto all the ᴍᴇᴅɪᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴ I was taking for the ⒾⓋⒻ, it must have kick-started my Fᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ. This meant I was able to ᴏᴠᴜʟᴀᴛᴇ and conceive naturally at the same time. My husband and I didn’t think to use protection during the ⒾⓋⒻ process, because I ᴅᴏɴ’ᴛ ᴏᴠᴜʟᴀᴛᴇ which was the reason for the ⒾⓋⒻ in the first place. We were so overjoyed to be having twins. I Fᴇᴀʀᴇᴅ I’d ɴᴇᴠᴇʀ have one baby, let ᴀʟᴏɴᴇ two.”
The couple’s miracle boys were welcomed into the world in March 2020, with Patrick and Leo weighing in at 2.7kg and 1.9kg respectively. She is now sharing her incredible story to give hope to others who are struggling with fertility. She added: “Patrick was born first and is the gigger twin. He is cheeky, mischievous, very determined and the ʙᴏssʏ one. Leo is the smaller twin. He is so affectionate and giggly and always smiling, and is the jokester of the two. I never expected this to happen to us and for a long time thought I might never become a mum. But miracles do happen, and I now feel like my world is complete. We’re so happy.”