A Nigerian woman who has been married for 12 years without a child, and who allegedly gave birth to a set of twins in March this year has been trending online for obvious reasons.

According to the new mother’s niece, Chinenye Sylvia who shared the news on Facebook, the new mother kept complaining of stomach pains after giving birth to her twins, a boy and a girl.

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She noticed that her protruding belly was yet to return to normal. Unknown to her, she still had another baby left in her belly.

On June 29, she went into labour again and gave birth to another boy. When her Aunt welcomed the twins, Chinyere shared the news on Facebook:

“I always hear this story or read it on Facebook. But today I’m so surprised it happened to me. Friends rise up and let us thank God who blessed my aunty with set of twin (a boy and a girl) after 12years of marriage…. cheiiiii I call him Jehovah over do, odogwu akataka, nwoke m ji eme onu… if I continue I will not finish… pls call him what you can…. rejoice with me….”

Chinenye Sylvia shared photos of the twin babies and the son who came months after and wrote:

“Cheiiiiiiiiiiii….. remember when I shared the first picture of my aunty that gave birth to twins after 12years of marriage… just yesterday another baby came from same stomach… 3months after… she always complain of her stomach growing instead of going down after giving birth to the twins not knowing that one child is still remaining there.

And the baby boy came forth yesterday which is the 2nd picture. People this is three months after. Since I was born and now am getting old, I have not seen this type of miracle… that is why I call him Jehovah overdo, Omalichachukwu, odogwu, ome ihe nyiri mmadu na omumw, onye ana akpo otu oku oza ugboro iri.

Friends please call him names, and rejoice with me. So my aunty have triplets. 2 boys and a girl…12years after marriage in a miraculous way.

This story which has gone viral has left people wondering and surprised trying to decipher how this can be explained medically. Some say the rare occurrence is called superfetation.