We are all amazed whenever we come across two Siamese twins or any sort of twins for that matter. We are even more surprised when we come across triplets. Well, the daily mail has recently reported that there is a town in Brazil known as the twin land. Just like us, you might also be wondering what must have happened for that town be named “Twin Land”! Well let us be the news bearer in this instance and make you aware of the fact that the said town is called twin land because one out of every ten pregnancies results in a case of multiple births. The folk in the town have started this private joke that the whole town is under the Nazi Angel of Death as reported by the daily mail. This article, catering the curiosity the report generated, is going to shed light on ten most interesting cases of multiple births.
10. The Triplets
It is a commonly known fact that one in every 6400 births is a case of triplets which is why a woman having triplets is not considered a huge deviation from normal births. But recent studies have shown that all the couples using fertility medication have eventually become parents to triplets. Lori and Chris Cable are two such people who opted for in-vitro fertilization which resulted in them having triplets who are healthy and happy now!
9. The Keys Quadruplets
There are several notable cases of quadruplets being born to mothers and living healthy and happy lives. The first case that we wanted to bring to your notice was that of The Keys. Quadruplets were born to the keys in 1915 and the most interesting thing is that Mrs Key was pregnant the fifth time around when she had quadruplets. It should be kept in mind that in those days, medical science was not as advanced as it is now.
8. The Fultz Quadruplets
The Fultz quadruplets is a slightly tragic case. The Fultz has four girls who were all identical and this happened in the year 1946. The sad fact is that three of the sisters tested positively for Breast Cancer and it took their lives. The fourth girl continues to live as her Breast Cancer was treated!
7. The Jepp Quadruplets
Karen Jepp gave birth to four girls and all of the girls were identical. It is one of the rarest cases where all the quadruplets are identical. The babies were delivered two months premature but it has been a few months since they have been sent home from the hospital and they continue to thrive.
6. The Dionne Quintuplets
The first ever case of quintuplets where the children actually survived the infant stage was that of the Dionne quintuplets in 1934. They were born prematurely, as is the scenario in almost all cases of multiple births and the government took them in their own custody. This was primarily done so that the little girls are not exploited. The little girls were handed back to their parents at the age of nine but sadly, they couldn’t bond with their biological parents. Only two of these quintrupletss are now left, aged 74.
5. The Diligenti Quintruplets
The most interesting fact about this set of quintuplets is that they are the oldest living set of quintuplets in the world. When the babies were born, their parents tried to hide them from all sorts of publicity which is also why they had each of the babies registered in a different district. The quintuplets were born in 1943 in Argentina and are now 64 years old.
4. The Dilley Sextuplets
We next come to the Dilley sextuplets who hold the honor of being the first healthy and living sextuplets born in the United States. The doctors initially heard only five heartbeats and had no idea that another little baby was tucked inside too. It was only when the Caesarian procedure was performed that they found the little guy. The children are all healthy and living normally to date.
3. Kate Goslin Sextuplets
Have you guys ever caught the show “John and Kate plus 8”? Well if you have then you will realize that it is a reality TV show based on this family of ten. They are a gorgeous bunch of people. Mrs Gosselin got to get pregnant twice in her life and that was apparently enough. She got blessed with twin baby girls in the year 2000 and then the sextuplets in the year 2004. Mrs Gosslin had around 50 doctors at her beck and call while she gave birth.
2. McCaughey Septuplets
The picture above shows the first surviving family of septuplets. All of these beautiful children were born in the year 1997 and was the result of a fertility drug that helped their mother conceive or should we say over-conceive. The family did not shadow the children from publicity completely and therefore there are regular reports on the progress of the children on their birthdays. It should be kept in mind that two of the children have cerebral palsy and also the fact that they all came into the world, nine weeks premature.
1. Chukwu Octuplets
We are all aware there are very few cases in the world that can count towards a successful octuplet delivery. The first successful Octuplet delivery in America was to the couple in Texas. Mrs Chukwu delivered the first baby girl, the eldest of all, on the 15th of December in the year 1998. The doctors managed to delay the delivery of the remaining 7 by 12 days. The smallest of all the children was the last baby to be born, a girl weighing 10.3 ounce only. Sadly, she couldn’t live but the remaining five girls and two boys are living perfectly healthy lives.