Mum who welcomed twins has now given birth to triplets
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A mum of six is now settling into her new life after giving birth to triplets just a few years after giving birth to twins.
Now, you’re statistically quite unlikely to have twins, and you’re even more statistically unlikely to have triplets, but having one set of twins then one set of triplets? That’s off the charts.
Chuck into the mix that Monique Davaul was not taking fertility drugs when she conceived both of her multiple pregnancies, and she’d better start playing the lottery, because the odds of that happening are astronomical.
On 12 April, she gave birth to fraternal triplets, two girls and a boy, having also given birth to twin boys six years ago.
Monique also has an eight-year-old son, who is the oldest of the bunch.
Speaking to Good Morning America, the 30-year-old mum explained how she believes there was some divine intervention involved with her latest pregnancy.
"I was like, 'It's easy,'" she said.
"So I guess maybe God said, 'You kept saying it was easy. I got something for you. Let's see what you can do with three.'"
Monique started to think that she might be having multiple babies again when she was in the early days of this latest pregnancy, because – obviously – she’d done it before and started to recognise similarities.
One similarity, unfortunately, was that she felt really sick.
She said: “I was very sick, so I said, 'It's either a girl, or I'm pregnant with multiples’”.
Whilst Monique doesn’t have twins on her side of the family, the babies paternal grandfather is a twin, so there’s something there.
ABC News reports that around 3,000 births in the USA in 2021 were triplets, with around 114,000 sets of twins.
The hospital in Virginia where the triplets were born hadn’t received any since 2018, and spoke about how glad and proud they were that the kids were delivered there.
In a statement, the Riverside Regional Medical Center nursing team said: “We're so proud to have been a part of this special moment for this family.
“Moments like these are truly a reminder of why we love being nurses,
"It’s been five years since we've seen triplets.
“It’s an honour to be able to provide care and support to families during the most important times of their lives."
The three babies were born at 33 weeks, and spent a few weeks in the neo-natal intensive care unit, but all three are now at home, having spent Mother’s Day there last Sunday.
Despite her number of kids doubling overnight, Monique says she’s doing well too and has a great support system, including her other children.
"They are so excited and they try to help out," she said.
“Nasir [one of the six-year-old twins] tries to sleep in the room with us, and they say, 'my baby brother, my baby sisters.'"