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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 02:03 AM

Texas woman has two sets of identical twins in one day

(Reuters) - A Texas mother had a one-in-70-million kind of Valentine's Day this year when she gave birth to two sets of identical twin boys, a Houston hospital announced on Monday.

The four brothers were delivered at 31 weeks to Tressa Montalvo, 36, via Cesarean section at The Woman's Hospital of Texas in Houston, according to a news release from the hospital.

Tressa and Manuel Montalvo Jr. were not using any fertility drugs and had just hoped for a little brother or sister for their 2-year-old son, Memphis, according to the release.

"We planned the pregnancy - I guess we just succeeded a little too much!" said Tressa Montalvo, quoted in the release.

When Montalvo was 10 weeks pregnant, her physician told her she was having twins, and on a subsequent visit, the doctor detected a third heartbeat. The Montalvos were later informed they were having four babies - not quadruplets but two sets of twins.

The odds of delivering two sets of naturally occurring identical twins is somewhere in the range of 1 in 70 million, according to the hospital. Two boys shared one placenta and the two other boys shared another placenta.

Ace and Blaine were born at 8:51 a.m. on February 14 and weighed 3 pounds, 10 ounces (1.64 kg), and 3 pounds, 15 ounces (1.79 kg), respectively. Cash and Dylan followed a minute later, weighing 2 pounds, 15 ounces (1.33 kg), and 3 pounds, 6 ounces (1.53 kg), respectively.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/19/us-usa-twins-idUSBRE91I04K20130219

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Tony_FLADEM Feb 2013 OP
elleng Feb 2013 #1
markgee Feb 2013 #2
BVictor1 Feb 2013 #4
elleng Feb 2013 #5
darkangel218 Feb 2013 #3
Initech Feb 2013 #6
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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 02:31 AM

1. Manuel Montalvo said in the release that they're not done yet - he still wants a girl.

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 02:35 AM

2. I hope he has a good job

 

especially if he gets 2 sets of twin girls

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 02:48 AM

4. Tressa's response to Manuel...

 

A glazed stare.

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Response to BVictor1 (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:02 AM

5. I'll bet!!!

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 02:45 AM

3. The more, the merrier..

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 01:36 PM

6. Succeeded a little too much - understatement of the century!

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 01:38 PM

7. Don't Mess With Texas Ovaries. (nm)

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