There’s nothing quite like the excitement that comes with finding out you’re pregnant – except, perhaps, the unbelievable shock of discovering you’re having multiples. Conceiving identical twins without the aid of fertility treatment takes place in only one in 250 pregnancies, after all.
But, for Australian mom-to-be Kate Lucas, her pregnancy came with a caveat: she wasn’t supposed to tell anyone she was expecting. That’s because her doctor believed her twins had just a sliver of a chance at survival. Consequently, he wanted Kate to be realistic about breaking the news – in case she later had to break some hearts.