Replies: 3 - Last Post: Feb 22, 2013 7:34 AM Last Post By: mickyfinn
Feb 20, 2013 12:52 PM
babies.Should this be under 'Health'? I don't know.
Yesterday a woman in The USA gave birth to four baby boys at the same time, but they were not quadruplets. Never heard of it before. Has anyone?
Feb 21, 2013 7:33 AM
1articles said the chances of this are 1 in 70 million. However, in the US you've got 2% of the births being twins, but only 30% of those as identical. The big difference is with identical twins it is a fertilized egg that splits, whereas fraternal twins are two different eggs that become fertilized.
I have been trying to find the details, but in this case, I'm assuming it was two different eggs that got fertilized and then both of those split. Interestingly though, it says that there were two placentas. That leads me to believe that each of her ovaries released an egg and that the eggs then implanted on opposite walls of the uterus. Regardless, it is an interesting story and capped off by the fact that she didnt' take any fertility drugs. I will say though...the names of their kids are kind of dumb. I did the ABCD theme of naming...but Ace? Cash? come on.
Feb 21, 2013 7:42 AM
2Well she gave birth to two identical twin pairs, very seldom.
You may know that there are identical and unidentical twins, with identical twins one egg seperates after fertilization so creating two identical siblings, they look alike, have the same sex, unidentical twins can have different sexes and don't look alike, that happens when two different eggs are fertilized.
So with real quadruplets one egg has to seperate four times, creating four people with identical DNA, unidentical quadruplets come from 4 different eggs, that often happens if a woman takes hormons to induce pregnancy, but those are actually no more than siblings born at the same day.
What happend here was that a first two unidentical twins were produced, two different eggs, both of them later seperated to create two pairs of identical twins, that all of them are boys is just a coincidence could have been two girls and two boys, or one pair of identical twins and another sibling (triplets).
Feb 22, 2013 7:34 AM
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