Pregnant Carey Experiences False Alarm On Birthday Eve

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March 27, 2011 | 7:50pm EST

Mother-to-be Mariah Carey spent the early hours of her birthday on Sunday in hospital after experiencing contractions as she prepares to welcome twins.
The heavily pregnant superstar and her husband Nick Cannon almost received a double bundle of joy on the same weekend the singer celebrates turning 42, but the pain proved to be a false alarm and Carey was allowed to return home to rest.

Detailing the incident in a post on on Sunday, she wrote, “Really wanted 2 celebrate w/us/share the anniversary! I started having contractions last night..went 2 the hospital (sic).

“They almost came on 3/27 – happy anniversary in deed!!! We have a few more weeks 2 go but-wow!!!”

The soon-to-be-born twins will be the couple’s first children.