Why are twin birth rates at an all-time high?

Why are twin birth rates at an all-time high?

Did you know that twins might be more common today than at any other time in history? According to a recent study, the birth rate for identical twins has barely changed. However, researchers found that the rate of naturally conceived, non-identical twins and twins born as a result of medically assisted reproduction had risen globally. […]

Will we really see a pandemic baby boom?

Will we really see a pandemic baby boom?

Despite predictions of a pandemic baby boom, recent data suggests that the United States and the rest of the world might actually experience a drop in fertility over the coming years. Provisional data suggests that the US birth rate dropped by 4% in 2020. Statistics from December 2020 – the month when babies conceived at […]

In celebration of Sisters Day

In celebration of Sisters Day

On the first Sunday of August each year, countries around the world celebrate the special bond of sisterhood. This year, Sisters Day falls on August 1. Whether they are biological sisters, stepsisters, half-sisters or even friends with a strong, sisterly connection, sisters of all kinds share a unique bond. Sisters come in all shapes and […]

California triplets celebrate simultaneous pregnancies

California triplets celebrate simultaneous pregnancies

Victoria Brown, Gina Purcell and Nina Rawlings were all born within four minutes of each other in 1986. Now, 35 years later, the triplets are all set to give birth just a few months apart! The 35-year-old sisters from Orange County, LA, are delighted to be sharing another memorable milestone together. Brown’s second child, a […]

US woman finds almost identical sister after taking DNA test

US woman finds almost identical sister after taking DNA test

A US woman who took a DNA test in a bid to discover her heritage accidentally discovered her biological sister. Victoria Voorhees, 27, was adopted as a baby. She knew nothing about her early life apart from her birthday and her place of birth – Phoenix, Arizona. Residential nurse Victoria was adopted in 1994, when […]

How New York triplets were born in different decades

How New York triplets were born in different decades

Kaylie DeShane went into labor on December 28, 2019, when she was 22 weeks pregnant with triplets. Shortly after Kaylie’s waters broke, older triplet Cian was born. However, doctors made the unusual decision to delay the birth of the other two triplets so that they could get a little stronger. Rowan and Declan were born […]

Can you get pregnant when you’re already pregnant? It’s unlikely, but possible!

Can you get pregnant when you’re already pregnant? It’s unlikely, but possible!

British woman Rebecca Roberts, age 39, was shocked to find out that she was pregnant again just a few weeks after learning about her first pregnancy. She was diagnosed with superfetation after her 12-week ultrasound scan, when it was revealed that she was carrying another baby who was less developed. Superfetation is the formation of […]