Ex-professional basketball player Jill Noe is used to life in the fast lane. But these days the athlete is slowing down to take on a challenge of a different sort: being pregnant with healthy twins. The genetics for twins actually run in Noe’s family, too, as she is a twin herself. Now, though, the star’s experiencing the joys of carrying babies first hand.
It might not have been too much of a surprise for Noe – who hails from Portland, Oregon – to fall pregnant with twins. After all, 34-year-old Noe and her twin sister, Whitney Bliesner, come from a big family. They in fact share a brother called Jordan, a stepsister called Cacey and two stepbrothers, Maison and Trever. Their ranks are about to get even larger with the addition of the future children as well.
For Bliesner’s part, however, giving birth isn’t an option. This is because she has a rare genetic disorder. To be more specific, physicians diagnosed Bliesner with a condition called neurofibromatosis when she was younger. And as a result of the illness, Bliesner and any theoretical babies could be put at risk by pregnancies or deliveries.