A mother in Kansas has her hands full after giving birth to her third set of twins in just over two years.
She’s delivered three sets of twins in that short time. Couch delivered two boys 26 months ago. One of them died, but the survivor, Danarius, is a busy toddler. She also has twin 1-year-olds, Delilah and Davina. And last month, Dalanie and Darla were born.
With no fertility treatment, she had three sets. Her oldest, Danarius, is a twin too. His brother, Desmond, died shortly after birth from complications of prematurity. Two sets of twins are with her current fiance.
According to one report from Britain the odds of having three sets of twins are one in 88,000.
Dr. Elizabeth Wickstrom of Shawnee Mission Medical Center said, “The fact that you’ve ever done it before makes you more likely to do it again.”
She says that’s true with fraternal twins though not identical. She adds that women of African descent are more likely to have multiple multiples.
Couch is to release more than one egg at a time. In Couch’s case, two eggs are simultaneously coming down the tubes getting ready to be fertilized.
Couch added, “My regrets would be timing, but I’m really happy that I can even create babies or have life because some women can’t do that.”
Couch says she doesn’t mind the piles of laundry and the sleepless nights, but says her and her fiance are not planning to have any more children for at least ten years.