Reuters – A TEXAS mother had a one-in-70-million kind of Valentine’s Day this year when she gave birth to two sets of identical twin boys, a Houston hospital said on Monday.
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The four brothers were delivered at 31 weeks to Tressa Montalvo, 36, by Caesarean section at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas, in Houston, according to a statement from the hospital.
Tressa and Manuel Montalvo Jr were not using fertility drugs and had merely hoped for a little brother or sister for their two-year-old son, Memphis, the release said.
“We planned the pregnancy – I guess we just succeeded a little too much!” said Tressa.
When Montalvo was 10 weeks pregnant, her doctor told her that she would have twins. But at a subsequent examination he detected a third heartbeat.
The Montalvos were later told there would be four babies – not quadruplets but two sets of twins.
The odds of delivering two sets of naturally occurring identical twins is somewhere in the range of 1 in 70 million, according to the hospital.
Ace and Blaine were born at 8.51am on St Valentine’s Day and weighed 1.64kg and 1.79kg, respectively. Cash and Dylan followed a minute later, weighing 1.33kg and 1.53kg.
Manuel said he and Tressa are not done yet – he still wants a girl.