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Pregnant woman and her dog go for ultrasounds together to see their ‘babies’

Many parents consider their pregnancy period to be one of the most special of their lives.

A Finnish woman spent some of her time waiting in sync with her 3-year-old dog, Kikka, who recently gave birth to a pair of eight puppies. The pet’s owner, Elina Purhonen, 31, from Helsinki, Finland, is 6 months pregnant with her second child.

Purhonen said News week about her amusement at the bizarre coincidence that she and her dog were pregnant at the same time.

Elina Purhonen and her dog Kikka. The couple was pregnant at the same time, but Kikka recently gave birth, the owner told Newsweek.
Elina Purhonen

“Our 3-year-old dog Kikka was pregnant at the same time as me! She gave birth a week ago to eight beautiful puppies, three girls and five boys,” said Elina Purhonen. News week.

“I’m currently 6 months pregnant with my second daughter. I live with my fiancé, Pauli, and we have a 2-year-old daughter named Alexandra. Kikka is a cockapoo, so she’s half cocker spaniel and half poodle,” a added Purhonen.

Perhaps what caused the family and the internet the most joy was the fact that both pregnant women sought out their ultrasounds and x-rays on the same day. The TikTok creator preserved this moving day in a video on social networks, which has gone viral since it was shared on the platform on September 18. Purhonen’s scan revealed that she is expecting a baby girl for the second time.

“Kikka and I even had doctor’s appointments on the same day! I had an ultrasound to see my baby, and then Kikka had an X-ray, where we saw all eight of her babies,” Purhonen said.

The designer added that she felt surprisingly comforted and supported during her pregnancy along with her beloved pet.

“Kikka was by my side throughout her pregnancy. She never left my side. I think she understood that we are both in the same situation,” Purhonen said. “It was truly an amazing time sharing the pregnancy together, and I can’t wait for the puppies to meet my baby when he’s born.

“Kikka is best friends with our daughter, Alexandra, and I think her puppies will be best friends with the new baby as well,” Purhonen added.

What do the comments say?

Since being shared on the social media platform on September 18 by @pieceofellu, the TikTok post has been liked by over 157,000 users and commented on over 370 times.

“That’s a lot of babies,” one user wrote, while another added: “Really related.”

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