On Dec. 5 a Montana couple doubled their family when they welcomed their boys Cade, Ian and Milo.
Megan Haggerty and Clyde Bodge went through what they thought would be the biggest shock of their lives when they learned triplet boys would be joining their already large family—three children (6, 8, and 10) from Megan’s first marriage and a daughter (then a year old). But now, with twins on their way their family of eight, their family is about to get even bigger!
Christie Fletcher wasn’t planning on having a baby, let alone three. Especially since she was on the pill. But that’s exactly what happened to this now mom of four.
There was a time when Julie Grygla wasn’t sure she wanted to get married and have a family. Now, she’s a mother to triplets. Next year, she will add a set of twins to the mix. The inspiration? The reason she changed her mind? The source of her strength today?
The chances of having identical triplets is estimated to be one in a million but because the occurrence is so rare, some medical experts also believe this to be a one in 10 million phenomenon. However, one mom from Saskatoon got lucky when she naturally conceived triplets and was pleasantly surprised to find after their Monday birth, that the sisters were identical!
The last year has definitely been a whirlwind for a Tulsa Oklahoma couple who, after trying for years to conceive, hit the jackpot – welcoming five babies in 8 months!
Chad Doss was the proud father of two young children, and he loved being a dad. But sometime after those two children had been born, he’d decided his baby-making days were over. Then he met Amanda, his current wife. Although Amanda loved his children from his former marriage as if they were her own, Chad knew she wanted to experience the journey of motherhood from pregnancy and beyond.
In vitro fertilization, which has been on the rise for some time now, generally uses a woman’s own eggs and the sperm of her partner to create a viable embryo. However, this is most successful in women who are under 35 years of age because, with age, eggs become less viable.
For the most part, couples who turn to in vitro fertilization are those that have had trouble conceiving a child naturally. Historically, the techniques used to impregnate involved transferring as many embryos as safely possible to increase the chances that one would take. However, with the advancements in technology, this is no longer necessary
Like most triplets, Ffion, Maddison and Paige are unexpected little miracles in the lives of their U.K. parents. However, these three beautiful babies are also a rare occurrence because they are identical.
Brittany Deen and her husband, Jason, were looking forward to starting their family. They’d already decided on one, maybe two children. But when they went to the ultrasound appointment, they discovered they were getting more than they’d bargained for.
For triplets Emilie, Michael and Eva, the time they spent inside the womb was a critical one and at one point, their parents feared they would lose all three of their babies. But thanks to the world’s first blood transfusion procedure carried inside the womb on triplets, all three could be saved and are today absolutely fit.
The rate of multiple births have been on the rise for quite some time now, so it’s not surprising that many schools across the country have a set or two in their district, but a school district that has 23 sets of multiples is news worthy!
Rachael Udell, 31, and her husband Ashely Udell, 29, had been married for two years when they decided that they were ready to start a family. Before long, they found out they were pregnant. Soon after that, they discovered that they had naturally conceived triplets. They were overjoyed by the news. But it wasn’t long before their joy turned to fear.