Thursday, 30 October 2014


Michelle with her two babies conceived  5 weeks
apart, born same day. 
Is it possible to get pregnant again when you are already pregnant? When this question was put to some women, both in the US and Nigeria, their answers were a resounding NO. "Impossible," many said. With this notion, the women go ahead to eat spicy food and have unprotected sex as often as they want and enjoy it the long "safe" period. 

Though this appears to be beyond the extremes of fertility, it is very possible for a pregnant woman to get pregnant again. Not only is it possible, it has happened in real life, weeks after pregnancy. It is rare, like one in one million, but it does exist, and the medical term is "Superfetation".

According to Dr. Connie Hedmark, of the Marquette General Hospital in Michigan, "Pregnancy hormones usually shut down a woman's system, making it impossible for her to ovulate during her pregnancy," but he accepts the possibility of getting pregnant while being pregnant and says, "This is why superfetation is so remarkable."

And the simple explanation is that it occurs, according to Karen Boyle, a recognized expert in reproductive medicine, "when implantation of the first embryo is delayed, preventing that initial spike in hormones". On a good day, HCG hormone is produced "only when an egg is fertilized, and this hormone usually sends signal to the body to stop producing eggs.
Michelle Hutchins had two babies the same day, Finlay and Macey but they were conceived one month apart. As reported by MailOnline's Health segment, "They were, incredibly, conceived at different times - Finley at the end of 2005, Macey at the start of 2006 - when their mother Michelle (living then with her husband Darren in Brentwood, Essex,) fell pregnant while already bearing a baby".I had no idea you could fall pregnant while pregnant,' says Michelle, 37. 

Another woman that experienced superfetation was "Julia Grovenburg, a 33-year-old from Fort Smith, Arkansas, who conceive while already pregnant". Shawna Cohen wrote that Julia and her husband Todd "tried to have a baby for three years without much luck. But she finally got pregnant and, two and a half weeks later, they conceived another baby. The babies were born on the same day via c-section.
In Julia's words, “Initially, at our first ultrasound, the technician suggested we were 11 weeks pregnant, but since I’d been taking pregnancy tests routinely every month, Todd and I knew that number wasn't accurate because I’d had my period in-between the time frame.”

There have been over 11 cases of Women getting pregnant while being pregnant. And this is different from "superfecundation" which is a case of two eggs released during the same cycle are fertilized at separate times. Also, the babies could not be called, "twins" (in the real sense of it), because they were carried in difference sacs. 

Could this not be the case with very "identical twins" we have in Nigeria and parts of Africa, especially cases where initial Ultrasound shows a single foetus but later, two babies are born? I am just thinking, because I have seen cases where the "twins" are so difference in sized, growth, faces and other features. Again, I am just wondering. But it is established that a pregnant woman can get pregnant.

Now, this is not to scare you off sex during pregnancy, as many couples enjoy it a lot. But, just note that you could be the one in the one million to carry two babies of difference gestation (LOL....some would even say amen to that).

But one question I would ask is, what if the second conception comes from a different man? This was what happened in the case of Twin babies with different fathers. What do you think?
~ Emdee David


Gospel music artistes and lovers are going to converge on Sunday at Calabar Hall in Surulere in support of their own, the pretty singer to be support is Gloria Ogechukwu Ofungwo (Nee Onoh), popularly known as Glorious-G. The Enugu State-born gospel artist is a banker who is very passionate about music. Her husband and two lovely children have  been very supportive of her music career. 

Glorious- G has had two previous albums titled: "MAKERA" and "SO SPECIAL."

Her wish is to share God's everlasting love to all on the face of the earth and also to sing about HOPE to God's Children. 

All and sundry are invited to her Album launch on Sunday the 2nd of November 2014 at the CALABAR Hall, Ajao Road, Off Ogunlana Drive, Surulere. Lagos. Time is 12 Noon Prompt.

Sunday, 26 October 2014


The much publicized relationship conference HELP INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE organized by the KEEPING MARRIAGE ALIVE (KMA) non-governmental organization was successfully held on the 17th and 18th of October 2014 at the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos. People from all works of life and relationship status - Married, Singles, engaged, etc., were in attendance. The theme, "The Impossible" was well taught and digested by the speakers who handled various interesting and heart-touching topics. Prof. Pat Utomi, Pastor (Mrs) Iwunze, Pst.& Pst (Mrs)Owen Nlekwuwa, Mazi & Lady Emma Kanu, Rev. Fr. Sebastine Ukwandu were among the speakers who graced the occasion and taught with in-depth insight into God's solution for troubling marriages or relationships. Ngee and Rich, the Conference host and speakers, were so glad to see the conference come to past with positive effect and impact on the participants. 

Various topics will be reported separately, but here are photos of speakers and participants at the conference. 

Ngee and Rich - Conference Host/Speakers

Amaka - KMA director and Conference Anchor


Participating couple arriving


Participant on arrival

Protocol leading in a speaker


Participants during session


Pastor Queen Esther Amakwe

Participants during session



Participant and Speaker

CX De Vine

Participants at the registration desk

Ngee and Rich - Host

Registration Desk

Father Sebastian with participation couple

Father Sebastian and Host

Father Sebastian - Speaker

Pastor Mrs. Iwunze presented with KMA wrist band by Ngee

Participant during Questions and Answers session

KMA Conference Staff

Usher at Work

Mary - leading Praises

Pastor Mrs. Iwunze - Speaker

Host and Prof. Pat Utomi

Prof. Pat Utomi - Speaker



Older couple during Q&A session

Participant - Q&A 

Participant - Q&A session 

Participant - Q&A session

Participant - Q&A session

Registration Desk

Participants in progress


Host, Pst Mrs Iwunze and Pastor Queen Esther Amakwe

Pastor Owen Nlekwuwa of Olivet Bible Church - Speaker

Pst & Pst (Mrs) Nlekwuwa -- Speakers

Mazi Sir and Lady Emma Kanu Ivi - Speakers, with Dr. Rich

Table-Talk Session

Dr. Rich and Ngee Okwonkwo - Conference Host during Discussion

Women at the Conference
Pastor Mrs. Iwunze on arrival



Participant - Q&A session