Anonymous said: I know it's rare, but I was just curious, how is it possible to have twins with different fathers, or twins of different races??
It is definitely very rare, but I actually had a friend who was conceived a month later than her twin.
See, one thing we always joke about with pregnant people is that well, at least you don’t have to worry that you’ll get pregnant, now! That’s because there’s a system in place to stop your body from ovulating while it’s pregnant. It would be pointless to keep ovulating even though you’re already pregnant.
However, sometimes people’s bodies don’t get the message and they keep ovulating, releasing eggs once a moth even though another baby is already incubating. In this situation, a second egg could potentially be fertilized and implant into the uterine wall at that time. And since we all know that you don’t have to keep having sex with the same person for the rest of your life it’s perfectly possible that the second egg is fertilized with someone else’s semen. That person would therefore have a different genetic make up and the twins could potentially look extremely different, even though they were grown in the womb at the same time.