Twins and triplets are sufficiently common to have their own separate articles. With the use of reproductive technology such as fertility drugs and in vitro fertilization IVF such births have become increasingly common. This list contains only multiple births which have some claim to notability, such as being the first recorded in a country, the first to survive to adulthood in a country, the heaviest, lightest or longest lived globally , or having had substantial media coverage. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikimedia list article. Main article: List of twins.
The 'controlled chaos' of raising sextuplets
Alabama woman gives birth to sextuplets: Now she's a mother of 9
A multiple birth is the culmination of one multiple pregnancy , wherein the mother delivers two or more offspring. A term most applicable to vertebrate species, multiple births occur in most kinds of mammals, with varying frequencies. Such births are often named according to the number of offspring, as in twins and triplets. In non-humans, the whole group may also be referred to as a litter , and multiple births may be more common than single births. Multiple births in humans are the exception and can be exceptionally rare in the largest mammals. A multiple pregnancy may be the result of the fertilization of a single egg that then splits to create identical fetuses, or it may be the result of the fertilization of multiple eggs that create fraternal fetuses, or it may be a combination of these factors. A multiple pregnancy from a single zygote is called monozygotic , from two zygotes is called dizygotic , or from three or more zygotes is called polyzygotic.
Sextuplet's Mom Ate Like a Navy Seal During Her Pregnancy
This is the lesson Heather Carroll, mother of the Alabama sextuplets born over Father's day weekend, learned. The 5 feet, 2 inch, year-old from Plantersville packed away 6, calories a day -- the same as a Navy Seal in training -- just to keep her six babies alive until her scheduled Caesarean section last Saturday. All of the snacks
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