Crazy fight in the womb between identical twin fetuses caught on video! (VIDEO)
A video that shows two identical twins kicking each other in the womb--and I mean KICKING--while they fight for more space, is circling the world, amazing everyone who sees it. When I watched the video, after laughing for a godo while, I couldn't help but think how luck I am that I didn't have twins!
My sons, who are 9 and 11 years old, fight over everything: because one likes fish and the other likes meat, because one likes chicken nuggets and the other likes cheeseburgers, because one likes futbol and the other likes basketball... I can't even begin to imagine what my life would be like if instead of having 25 months between them, this pair of brothers would have had to share 40 weeks inside my uterus.
The video shows nothing of what we envision when we think of twins, sweet little baby twins. What you see are kicks that would make even footballers Pelé, Maradona, or Beckham jealous! What's happening inside that mom's womb is a real fight between brothers--before they're even born. Which is nothing new, considering the Biblical sibling rivalries that existed, starting from Cain and Abel.
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The video was captured in a London hospital. Instead of the regular ultrasound that is 4-dimensional, these images were obtained using a cinematic MRI, which is why the two little fighters can be seen perfectly in the middle of their kickboxing match!
According to the U.K. Daily Mail, this type of test isn't common because it's only really performed when doctors want to diagnose very specific conditions. In the case of these babies, they wanted to determine if the twins had the potentially deadly twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, where identical twins share blood, leaving one of the babies smaller and weighing less.
Let's hope these little guys come into the world strong and healthy, and let's hope they don't drive their mother too crazy, although from the looks of it... Ay Dios mío, this duo is going to be a handful!
Image via CBS