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Wee Oliver gets a twin brother two years after his own birth

By Alexander Britton

A family is celebrating the arrival of twins - who were born two years apart.

Two-year-old Oliver Best and his new-born brother Isaac were conceived at the same time through IVF and are considered to be twins as they were born from the same batch of embryos.

Their parents, Rachael and Richard Best, had been trying for a child for four years and had already gone through six attempts at IVF before she became pregnant.

On the seventh cycle, full-time mother Rachael gave birth to 7lb 6oz Oliver in March 2014 with another two embryos then frozen at Leicester Fertility Centre.

The couple described their seventh cycle as "a last-ditch attempt" which resulted in the birth of Oliver. However, their next cycle has led to little Isaac nearly two years on, weighing 8lb 9oz.

Mrs Best said: "He's sleeping fantastically and Oliver loves him."

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