Multiple Births

Twin Sisters Give Birth to Triplets

For five of the six years Darla and Mark Pritchard have been married, they’ve been trying to start a family.

Twin Sisters Give Birth to Triplets

Two attempts at in-vitro fertilization had failed, and they were about to make a third try when Darla’s twin sister, Dana Johnson, offered to be a surrogate, to up the odds of success. Darla and Mark took her up on the offer.

In a twist of fate, both women, 39, got pregnant when eggs fertilized by Mark were implanted.

On Feb. 27, Darla gave birth to twins, Mallory and Wesley and, six weeks later, Dana had a girl, Mattie.

The babies are considered triplets and biological siblings. All three will be raised by Darla and Mark. “They’re from the same batch of eggs, same batch of sperm, and so they are considered triplets — they just have different birthdays,” Darla said

I guess the old saying is true…When it rains – it pours!!

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