The Joy of Double Multiple Births
“Supertwins” is a common term for triplets and other higher-order multiple births, such as quadruplets or quintuplets.
Multiple births are more common than ever, as more couples have babies later in life or turn to fertility treatments, both of which increase the chances.
According to pregnancy researches, Twins from one egg occur about once in every 250 births around the world. Twins from two eggs occur in 1 out of every 100 births in white women and in 1 out of 79 births in black women. In certain areas in Africa, twins occur once in every 20 births! The occurrence of twins in Asian populations is less common—about 1 in every 150 births. Hispanics also have a higher incidence of twin births.
Triplets are much less common; they occur only once in every 8,000 deliveries. I’ve been lucky to deliver two sets of triplets, but most doctors never deliver a set of triplets in their entire careers.
Fertility drugs and the growing number of women who are having babies at an older age are two major reasons for the increased incidence of twins. Fertility drugs can stimulate the ovaries to release more than one egg, increasing the chance of a multiple pregnancy.
The incidence of twins is highest among women between 35 and 39. This increase is attributed to higher levels of gonadotropin, the hormone that stimulates the ovaries to develop and to release eggs. As a woman gets older, the level of gonadotropin increases, and she is more likely to produce two eggs during one menstrual cycle.
A Nigerian mother of twins has given birth to a set of triplets – Julleanne Oriakhi’s twins are a boy and a girl while the three newborn all baby boys.
A Nigerian Facebook user Gift Osimenon Charles has shared amazing news on his page after his uncle’s wife welcomed a set of triplet, all boys.
According to the Facebook user, his uncle, Abel Toms Oriakhi and his wife Julleanne Oriakhi just welcomed three cute baby boys into their home. Charles who expressed thanks to God for the gift he showered upon his family, said his uncle’s wife was already a mother to twins a beautiful boy and a girl.
Happy Nigerian mother of TWINS gives birth to beautiful triplet boys He wrote: “Our God is great and greatly to be praised! God had blessed my uncle Dr/Pst Abel Toms Oriakhi and his lovely wife Fruitful Julleanne Ihuoma Oriakhi with a set of triplet. He first blessed them with a set of twin a boy and girl, now it’s triplet boys. Woooooooow how amazing.”