Kimberley Tripp, 35-year-old from BrisBᴀɴe, 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 ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇd 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 soᴍᴇᴛʜing 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 ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇd through ⒾⓋⒻ, and the other naturally, approximately one week apart.
The ᴘʜᴇɴᴏᴍᴇɴᴏɴ of a wOᴍᴀɴ becoming Pʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ 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 Kɪᴄᴋ-started my Fᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ. This meant I was able to ᴏᴠᴜʟᴀᴛᴇ and ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇ naturally at the same time. My husBᴀɴd 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 Mɪʀᴀᴄʟᴇ Bᴏʏs were welcomed to the world in March 2020, with Patrick and Leo weighing 2.7kg and 1.9kg respectively. She is now sharing her incredible story to give hope to others struggling with fertility.
She added: “Patrick was born first and are gigger twins. He’s cheeky, mischievous, very determined and one of those ssʏ people. Leo is the younger twin. He is very affectionate, giggles and smiles all the time, and is a joker between the two. I never expected this to happen to us and for a long time I thought I might never be a mother. But a Mɪʀᴀᴄʟᴇ happened, and now I feel like my world is complete. We are happy.”