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August 16th, 2013 11:32 PM #11
Absolutely. I recently met a naturally conceived set of quadruplets. As far as I know it's not possible to naturally conceive anything more than quintuplets, and even that is shockingly rare.
ETA: I've come across a few sets of triplets while doing genealogy research and photographing cemeteries. I remember seeing a set born in the 1870s, but the poor little souls didn't live longer than a day.
Last edited by southern.maple; August 16th, 2013 at 11:38 PM.♂ | Samuel ◊ Edward ◊ George ◊ Arthur ◊ Ezra ◊ Dean ◊ Micah ◊ Gideon ◊ Tobias ◊ Jasper
♀ | Helen ◊ Cora ◊ Anne ◊ Jane ◊ Edith ◊ Georgia ◊ Gwen ◊ Catherine ◊ Lydia ◊ Phoebe
August 17th, 2013 12:55 AM #13Senior Member
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Lois- loved that link- thanks for sharing it.
This site lists 1 in 8,100 chance of having triplets naturally (30% of triplets born are naturally conceived): Multiples in pregnancy - twins triplets quads identical and fraternal development information - Baby2see.com
Conceiving and carrying to term/birth are two different things. I think conceiving triplets may be more common than people think, but one or more babies does not survive - much like a "vanishing twin" where you would not even know you were ever carrying twins because the second baby was absorbed /stopped developing so early in the pregnancy that no symptoms occurred.
Our youngest two started off in the womb as 3. So yes, I naturally conceived triplets. We only know this was a potential triplet pregnancy because I had a very early ultrasound (6.5 wks) because I have high risk pregnancies/maternal issues. We saw 3 babies, but only 1 heartbeat. Two weeks later, we saw 2 babies and 2 heartbeats. The triplet had been reabsorbed as we suspected may happen. If my pregnancy history was normal and I didn't have that ultrasound, we would have had no idea.Wife to one great guy
Mama to six pretty ladies: Scarlett (12), Penelope (9), Alice (3), Fiona (3), Lucille (15 mo.) & Coraline (15 mo.)
& 4 angels gone before us: Christian (7 wks), Amos (6 wks), Naomi (16.5 wks), & Hosanna (6 wks)
~We fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.~
August 17th, 2013 01:10 AM #15
yes, but the higher the number the greater the risk that some or all of them do not survive to term or very long after birthi do not ignore the Rich Text toolbar provided me. i bold, italicize, enlarge, underline and CAPITALIZE for emphasis, individuality, and to capture attention among the endless Arial Standard Size Font that everyone else uses.
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August 17th, 2013 05:06 AM #17Senior Member
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yeah, of course it can happen.
I know someone who is a triplet, he and his brothers were born naturally and the parents didn't get any help to get pregnant either.Mikayla
mom to Parker Hermione
due December 11 with #2
Nova Felicity OR Mason Phoenix
August 24th, 2013 08:31 PM #19Senior Member
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My grandma was a triplet her and her brothers were born nearly 60 years ago, so no medical help there. I don't know how close to full-term they were but they all were born living...one of the boys died years later from an accident though :/Currently liking:
Girls: Lydia Jeanette, Leah Christine, Aria Quinn, Anna Ruby
Boys: Asa Vincent, Peter Eliot, Anthony Nicholas, Paul Gregory, Luke Mackenize
Viva Lux, Luca Daniel, Lorenzo "Enzo", Adah Marie