Claim: Doctors discovered that a pregnant woman's unborn daughter was also pregnant.
Example: [Collected via Facebook, June 2014]
Origins: On 23 June 2014, Empire News published an article positing that doctors in Portland had discovered that a pregnant woman's unborn daughter was also pregnant:
Mary Lambert, who is 8 months pregnant, went to Silverstein Memorial Hospital in Portland when she thought she might be going into labor. Doctors examined her, and initially could not figure out what was causing Lambert’s pain. After an ultrasound to check on her baby, they were taken aback to find that her unborn daughter was also pregnant.
"I have never in my life seen anything like this." Said Dr. Joseph Goldsmith, a pediatric surgeon at Silverstein. "I don't think anyone has. This is the first time that an unborn baby has become impregnated. It’s so far beyond rare that we didn’t know it was possible."
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(A real-life case of a newborn found to be carrying twin fetuses was reported in
Last updated: 10 February 2015