According to statistics, more than 400,000 babies are born worldwide every day, and often this process is accompanied by extraordinary surprises.
Becky-Jo Allen, a woman from Liverpool, England, experienced an extraordinary event.
She gave birth to monozygotic twins who shared the same genetic identity, a case that occurs only once in every 200 million births.
Becky-Jo was leading a normal life with her husband and her daughter named Indiana. But the young woman started feeling unwell and went to see a doctor.
She thought she had health problems, but the doctor surprised her by telling her that she was pregnant, and not just with one child but with twins.
It was a big surprise for the woman, as she had not undergone in vitro fertilization (IVF). Becky-Jo gave birth to premature babies, but fortunately, the boys were in good health.
The children grew up healthy and safe. But people noticed that Roman, Rocco, and Roan were not just similar, but completely identical. No one could distinguish them except their mother.
This similarity sparked Becky-Jo’s interest, and she turned to the Multiple Births Register.
There, they explained that it’s possible to determine the degree of identity of twins by studying the fetuses’ zygosity, and she was offered a DNA test.
Becky-Jo made a resolute decision and provided a DNA sample to the laboratory for further analysis. When the experts received the results of the analysis, they were surprised.
It was discovered that the boys were absolutely genetically identical, making this case unique, as the probability of naturally conceiving such twins is extraordinary—something that occurs once every 200 million times.