Couple finds out they are biological twins during IVF treatment
Neither the couple, who met and fell in love in college, nor doctor can be named for patient confidentiality reasons.
The couple, who remain anonymous, had been struggling to conceive a child andvisited the clinic to undergo in vitro fertilisation treatment. The married pair, who can not be named to due to patient confidentiality restrictions, had been struggling to conceive and came to the clinic to take part in the IVF program.
But they said it as just a coincidence and they weren’t related.
The doctor said his initial reaction was that they might be first cousins, which he said “happens sometimes” but then he noticed the very close similarities.
The doctor came to the conclusion that they were biological twins – but the couple were completely unaware of this.
None of the outlets that republished this story seemed fazed by the fact that the Mississippi Herald report included no verifiable details (such as the name of the doctor or patients involved).
But instead the doctor was forced to tell the shocked pair that they were brother and sister. “They burst out laughing when I asked them if they were twins”.
“The husband said that a lot of people remarked on the fact they shared the same birthdays, and looked similar to each other, but he said it was just a amusing coincidence and that the couple were definitely not related”.
“The fact that they’d both been adopted, after their parents had died, meant they’d both experienced a similar childhood, and they felt they could really connect with each other”, he said. “If they had only known the truth, it could have saved them so much pain later on”.
The siblings had been tragically separated at a young age after their biological parents died and they were adopted into different families, both not knowing about the other, Reported the Daily Mail.
This being said, the couple did admit that some people have noticed how physically similar they are, moments later the doctor confirmed that he was not joking.
The couple is now assessing the future of the relationship.
Legally, marriage between siblings in MS is illegal, however, it’s doubtful the couple will faces charges since they didn’t know.