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#1 Luvmy4

Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:52 AM

Just WOW !!


http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/world/texa...2-1226581553752

#2 dae-gu

Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:56 AM

Double WOW!!!!

#3 JJ

Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:59 AM

Wow indeed. Gorgeous little guys! I didn't even know it was possible to have two sets of twins, I would have assumed they'd be classed as quadruplets. You learn something new every day! happy.gif

#4 CG123

Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:01 AM

Amazing! Good luck to them original.gif

ETA

I would have thought they would have been considered quads too. Does that mean the two boy, one girl triplets I know are actually twins and a singleton?

Edited by CG123, 20 February 2013 - 09:06 AM.


#5 Chelli

Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:02 AM

How cute are they wub.gif
Glad they're all healthy.

#6 DEVOCEAN

Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:03 AM

2 different placentas with 2 babies attached to each. Yep 2 sets of twins, but I would also have thought it would be quadruplets as well.

#7 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:06 AM

QUOTE (JJ @ 20/02/2013, 08:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow indeed. Gorgeous little guys! I didn't even know it was possible to have two sets of twins, I would have assumed they'd be classed as quadruplets. You learn something new every day! happy.gif


Same! I thought 4 babies = quads, 3 = triplets etc.

Hope mum and the little ones are doing well.

#8 EssentialBludger

Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:13 AM

It's a bit of a media beat up.

Does that mean fraternal twins with 2 placentas are really 2 singletons? No...

#9 danielle1985

Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:17 AM

My understanding would be that yes they are quads but they are also 2 sets of identical twins and the twin sets would be fraternal twins to each other. Does that sound right? 2 babies with separate placentas would just be fraternal twins.

#10 kpingitquiet

Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:20 AM

I think the especially miraculous part is, from what I know, babies who share a placenta (and even moreso those who share a sac) have a lot more risks during the pregnancy. So, that she safely carried and birthed TWO sets of shared-placenta twins is quite amazing and lucky for them all.

#11 Luvmy4

Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:22 AM

QUOTE (EssentialBludger @ 20/02/2013, 07:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's a bit of a media beat up.

Does that mean fraternal twins with 2 placentas are really 2 singletons? No...


maybe but to have two eggs fertilized at the same time is special...to have two eggs fertilize & split into identical twins at the same time yes WOW

imagine going for baby  number 2 and also ending up with baby number 3, 4 & 5

Edited by Luvmy4, 20 February 2013 - 09:22 AM.


#12 Jane Jetson

Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:23 AM

Aw, they're cute. I kind of like the ABCD names they've been given, too.

#13 Fairey

Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:31 AM

QUOTE (Jane Jetson @ 20/02/2013, 09:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Aw, they're cute. I kind of like the ABCD names they've been given, too.


Hehe! Me too.
Also like the mum's comment of their natural conception... "I guess we just succeeded a little too much."

Well put!!

#14 Soontobegrinch

Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:44 AM

QUOTE (JJ @ 20/02/2013, 09:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow indeed. Gorgeous little guys! I didn't even know it was possible to have two sets of twins, I would have assumed they'd be classed as quadruplets. You learn something new every day! happy.gif


They will be known as quads. Many higher order multiples will have at least two babies whom are the result of egg splitting.
We had a lady who had quints and they were officially triplets and 2 singletons but still know as quintuplets.
This is just a bit of a media beat up original.gif
They are very sweet.

#15 Oriental lily

Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:55 AM

I would have though this would have been the most commen way to naturally have quads?
Ovaries in a natural cycle only release one egg at a time. Identical twins are more commen than identical triplets. So having the body release two eggs from two ovaries that then go on to split would be more commen than identical triplets and a fraternal.

Identical quads would be truly amazing.

So yeah while they are cute and it must be amazing and crazy for the parents I am not sure why it's making world news and being portrayed as a oddity.

#16 ElevenYears

Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:57 AM

QUOTE
This is just a bit of a media beat up


It's not a beat up at all, although the terminology may be a bit confused.  I certainly don't think there's any attempt to exaggerate the situation or to mislead.  

It's just a news article about something quite unusual (1 in 70000000 if the article has its facts right) and a little bit awwww.

They are adorable.

#17 ElevenYears

Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:59 AM


QUOTE
So yeah while they are cute and it must be amazing and crazy for the parents I am not sure why it's making world news and being portrayed as a oddity.


One in seventy million is somewhat uncommon Oriental Lily.

#18 MinkyMonkey

Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:07 AM

QUOTE (Eight.years @ 20/02/2013, 09:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's not a beat up at all, although the terminology may be a bit confused.  I certainly don't think there's any attempt to exaggerate the situation or to mislead.  

It's just a news article about something quite unusual (1 in 70000000 if the article has its facts right) and a little bit awwww.

They are adorable.


That's what I was thinking, very unusual to have two eggs split!

#19 Guest_JaneDoe2010_*

Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:42 PM

QUOTE (Eight.years @ 20/02/2013, 10:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's not a beat up at all, although the terminology may be a bit confused.  I certainly don't think there's any attempt to exaggerate the situation or to mislead.


I agree. This isn't a beat up, they're describing exactly what it is. Even quads with no fertility treatment whatsoever is probably pretty rare, let alone two sets of identical twins!!

#20 Elemenopee

Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:59 PM

I also really like their ABCD names. Good luck to her, I really hope she has lots of help.
I found it really interesting and terribly sad  to read about the Dionnes, 5 INDENTICAL quintuplets. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dionne_quintuplets

#21 Academic

Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:45 AM

Wow! That's amazing.

I have a friend who is a triplet, and an identical twin (two boys - ID, one girl - obviously fraternal) and I was astounded when he told me! I never knew it was possible before that, especially since I've heard that ID twins are entirely by chance, and fraternal twins are often genetic.




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