A 26-year-old woman from the UK has given birth twice in the span of eight months, and the babies are not twins.

According to The Telegraph, Claire Ormrod of Wales gave birth to her daughter Alice via emergency C-section at just 25 weeks on December 6. Alice had weighed only 1 pound and 3 ounces and doctors had thought that the newborn would not survive.

Despite being the smallest baby ever to be born in Wales, Alice defied doctors and survived.

Seven weeks after Alice's birth, Claire fell pregnant again. Despite being on the birth control pill, Claire got pregnant and delivered Gareth 29 weeks into the pregnancy on Sep. 7 2012 weighing exactly 2 pounds.

"I was absolutely petrified when I found out I was pregnant again," Claire said, according to the Daily Mail. "All of my children, apart from Molly, have been born progressively early, so I convinced myself I was going to have another very early, premature baby."

"No one could believe it when we told them I was pregnant again," Claire said, according to The Telegraph. "They just couldn't get their heads round the fact that the two babies would be so close together.

"With every one of my children I was on the pill or the coil," she said. "I was on the waiting list to be sterilized when I fell pregnant with Gareth. The coil is supposed to be 99.99% effective and I was on it when I had three of my children.

Claire has three older children besides Alice and Gareth: Molly, seven, Jack, five, and Charlie, two. According to The Telegraph, all five of Claire's children were born in spite of precautions.

"My GP said I should have a termination, he said it would end up killing me and the baby and that it wouldn't be fair to put me through it. But I said no, straight out," she added.

Alice had spent her first year in the special care baby unit at Glan Clwyd Hospital in Rhyl. Claire said that if Alice was born a day earlier at 24 weeks, doctors would not have even bothered to save her, according to The Telegraph.

"She would have been a 24-week baby and they wouldn't have thought she had a chance," she said.

While Alice survived, she has brain damage on the left side of her brain and suffers from necrotizing enterocolitis, a condition that affects the lining of the intestinal wall and milk curd obstruction and can lead to neonatal bowel obstruction.