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Yikes! Woman gives birth to second set of triplets!

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speedymama Fri 31-Aug-07 20:29:56

Just saw this story. The chances of conceiving two sets of triplets naturally is 1 in 64 million. Imagine, two pregnancies and 6 children.shock

I have twin boys so I have an inkling of what it is like to have triplets but my goodness, two sets!

I wish the parents all the best!

JackieNo Fri 31-Aug-07 20:35:37

shock wow! I like the way they've given them second names that go a, b, c, with their birth order grin.

whomovedmychocolate Fri 31-Aug-07 20:36:37

Poor sod! shock

oooggs Fri 31-Aug-07 20:36:59

wow - what am I complaining about????? dts would be a doddle to her shock

<<<<<<<<<<hi speedy>>>>>>>>>

WendyWeber Fri 31-Aug-07 20:40:33

I'm not sure they've got the odds right though - surely, like cot death, if it's happened once it's more likely to happen again?

That was how Sir Roy Meadow <spit> got Sally Clark banged up, by squaring the original figure.

Anyway, I wish them all the best too - 9 kids altogether?????

SenoraPostrophe Fri 31-Aug-07 20:40:46


whomovedmychocolate Fri 31-Aug-07 20:43:25

and leading up from the rear

frumpygrumpy Fri 31-Aug-07 20:43:39

speedy, I had to peek at this but I'm keeping my hands over my eyes at the same time grin.

I am nearly speechless but our good friend T&T is almost the same........triplets and twins on the way. There but for one child goes she shock

<<fg goes off to pour large, stiff, lemony gins for sharing>>

speedymama Fri 31-Aug-07 20:44:24

Yeah, I was trying to work out how they came up with those odds too but as I have been frazzled by raucous 3yo twin boys today, my brain has shut down! Still absolutely incredible though!

<<<<<<<<<<waves back to oooggs>>>>>>>>>>

speedymama Fri 31-Aug-07 20:45:32

FG, I was thinking about T&T when I read this. Wow, these women deserve a medal!grin

Biglips Fri 31-Aug-07 20:47:06

Did u see on GMTV about a american woman who gave birth to 6 babies!!! <swoon!!>

Is that sexuplets (sp??)

SenoraPostrophe Fri 31-Aug-07 20:47:19

omg, 4 under twos at 17. at least she'll have lots of energy.

wendy - you are right.

beansprout Fri 31-Aug-07 20:48:59

Those odds are stupid. If the chances of a coin landing heads or tails is 50:50, it remains that every time you toss the coin, it doesn't change. hmm

Califrau Fri 31-Aug-07 21:03:50

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superalienstitch Fri 31-Aug-07 21:13:18

four children aged 17.shock

WendyWeber Fri 31-Aug-07 21:21:04

The father has 2 more shock

Presumably she knew that when she got up the duff with the first one. What does she expect people to think, really? (Even if they don't say it hmm) Does he earn enough to maintain 2 families and 6 kids? If not, who is paying for them? hmmhmm

Roskva Fri 31-Aug-07 21:21:22

good grief shock

TheDuchessOfNorksBride Fri 31-Aug-07 21:35:22

The 2 x triplet woman from Ohio seems to have a good attitude to it. I don't get the statistics of that either but I'm halfway down my lemony gin (thanks fg) and I'm content to think 'wow' without needing maths to prove it's an infrequent event.

TheDuchessOfNorksBride Fri 31-Aug-07 21:38:43

Blimey, when 17yo Carlie is my age, her triplets will be 21. And here's me only just getting my 2nd off to primary school...

NotAnOtter Fri 31-Aug-07 21:49:23

gosh we are a judgemental lot

nooka Fri 31-Aug-07 21:51:48

The statistics may be about the number of families with two sets of triplets rather than the individual chances of having triplets twice IYSWIM. However given the 8,000 and the 64m perhaps not. Twins often run in families suggesting some genetic link - I wonder if the same is tryue for triplets, in which case the odds quoted are probably wrong. Still I don't suppose many couples who have triplets go on to have many more pregnancies!

WendyWeber Fri 31-Aug-07 21:58:41

There are 2 different families covered here, Otter. Dunno about anybody else but I'm only judging one of them hmm

tripletsandtwins Fri 31-Aug-07 22:31:28

gulps I wish her the very best!

FG - I am nearly speechless but our good friend T&T is almost the same........triplets and twins on the way. There but for one child goes she shock...

Yes I'm nearly there, but thank god I'm not! Love my 3 to bits, but I wouldn't go through it again for any money!

Those facts are actually quite acurate:
The odds of conceiving "spontaneous" triplets is about 1 in 8,100

Today, odds are that 1 in every 1,300 are triplets, but that's increased dramatically by IVF, the odds for spontaneous is still the same.

I think they may have amplified the rarity of having triplets twice though -especially coz they're fraternal (the girls might be id, but 1 is def not! so that shows she is releasing more than 1 egg at ovulation). My dr told me the chance of having triplets again is pretty slim, but could happen. The chance of having twins is very high and if I just had a single I would be "lucky". I won't be having any more pregnancies to test out that theory!

Triplets and quads can run in families, whoever asked that!

Furball Fri 31-Aug-07 22:37:04

there was an american couple on gmtv yesterday who had sextuplets not long ago. They asked the husband their names and he got them all mixed up.

tripletsandtwins Fri 31-Aug-07 22:38:41

They're in Arizona...I think triplets are hard! I will never ever ever ever complain about them again after hearing these stories...well maybe just a couple of times grin

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