The chances of a woman giving birth to two sets of identical twins are less than one in 100,000, but a Sydney woman has defied the odds and done just that.
Sophia Brown, 32, and her husband Paule Brown, 33, of Sydney, welcomed their second identical twins, Camilla and Madison on Wednesday afternoon, just before 1:30pm. Before welcoming their second set of twins, the couple had two three-year-old identical twins, Ethan and Harley.
Brown said both twins were ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇᴅ naturally, carried to full term and delivered naturally. The new mother has described experiencing the rare phenomenon as surreal and says she still can’t believe she has two identical twins.
She said, “I never thought I would have a set of twins, let alone two sets.” Brown remains in the hospital and says her young sons have been huge fans of their sisters.
She said, “Ethan and Harley were very affectionate and tender towards their newborn sisters. They were always concerned and asked if they were okay when they visited us in the hospital.”
The couple said they were hoping to welcome a baby girl into the family, and they describe how it felt to be on the moon when they received the news that they had more twins.
She said, “We wanted to try one girl and ended up getting two. We were delighted.”
Despite having to look after four kids under the age of 3, Brown says she feels very proficient at welcoming new arrivals, with her twin sons proving a useful learning experience. “We’ve pretty well organized on this and we’re learned from looking after the first kids, so we’re not too worried.”