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  1. #11
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    Jul 2012
    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.

  2. #13
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    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 -
    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.
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  3. #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 birth
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  4. #17
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    Jul 2012
    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.
    [CENTER][FONT=Fixedsys]mom to Parker Hermione
    due December 11 with #2
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  5. #19
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    United States
    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 of the boys died years later from an accident though :/
    06/2015, forever with my best friend <3 TTC #1

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    Callum Benedict * Dawson James * Timothy Powell * Josiah Moore * Cove Benedict

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    Ada Rosemary * Eleanor June * Clover Ellis *Alena Caroline * Seraphina Juliette * Claire Annunziata * Kate Margot

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