Anyone who’s shared a room with a sibling knows how quickly things can desolve into conflict, and for these twins, it seems the fighting started a bit early—before they were even born. Yup, in a viral video from China, a set of twins in utero can be seen duking it out during their mom’s ultrasound appointment.
Now we know fetuses like to kick (in fact, at a certain point in pregnancy counting those kicks is crucial), so it’s no surprise that twins who share a womb may sometimes be on the receiving end of their counterpart’s flailing limbs. But the fact that this moment was caught on video during an ultrasound appointment makes this clip a must-see. Take a look:
Isn’t that wild? The video was shot by the twins’ father who uploaded it to the Chinese social media app Douyin (a.k.a. TikTok here in North America), where it received more than 80,000 comments and 2.5 million likes.
Is it sibling bullying? How to tell when the fighting has gone too farA lot of people will say that “sharing is caring,” but these twins were apparently sharing more than just a womb because they’re a rare kind of identical twins called Monoamniotic-Monochorionic (or MoMo twins for short. So cute!), meaning that they shared an amniotic sac AND a placenta. No wonder things came to blows between them.
Things seem to have gotten better between the two scrappers, though, because their father told The Paper he witnessed them with their arms around each other at a subsequent ultrasound. Carrying MoMo twins can sometimes lead to complications but in this case, it looks like that cuddling did them good—according to the news outlet MEAWW, the twins were born healthy in early April 2019 via C-section.
Here’s hoping that as they grow up, these boxing babes are able to solve their conflicts without having to throw a punch, because like we tell our kids, violence should never be the answer.