How Woman ‘s Had Three Set Of Twins In Four Years ᴡɪᴛʜᴏᴜᴛ I.V.F
Petrina McArthur, 32, of eight who gave birth to three sets of twins in four years. Petrina Mcarthur, from Regina in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, welcomed her newest set of twins in November – but they had a tricky start to life.
Born a month early, Felix and Francine spent their first weeks on earth in the ɴᴇᴏɴᴀᴛᴀʟ ɪɴᴛᴇɴsɪᴠᴇ ᴄᴀʀᴇ ᴜɴɪᴛ (NICU). They went to home for Christmas. While managing twins is a challenge for any parent, Petrina is used to the demands of being a mum, with six other kids to look after. In fact, after having three sets of twins since 2017, dealing with two at a time has become routine for the mum-of-eight.
Petrina and Trevor started their family seven years ago when they welcomed their eldest son. A few years later, they had a daughter.
Then when Petrina fell pregnant again with what she thought would be her third child, she was Fʟᴏᴏʀᴇᴅ when she found out she was having two girls – Hailyn and Hannah, ɴᴏɴ-ɪᴅᴇɴᴛɪᴄᴀʟ twins born in November 2017. In May 2019, she gave birth to a boy and a girl, Kai and Kitty.
Recently When she welcomed Felix and Francine on 29 November, she was an expert at ᴍᴀɴᴀɢɪɴɢ ᴄʜᴀᴏs. She was managing 6 children, so now she has more twins that become normal.
Dr Stephanie Cooper said it’s ʀᴀʀᴇ ᴛᴏ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ᴛᴡɪɴs ᴡɪᴛʜᴏᴜᴛ ᴜsɪɴɢ Fᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛs ʟɪᴋᴇ IVF.
She added that it’s “ᴅᴇFɪɴɪᴛᴇʟʏ ᴜɴᴜsᴜᴀʟ” to have three sets of twins in four years, like Petrina has.
“If you are somebody who just tends to ovulate more than one ᴇɢɢ per cycle, then that would make you more likely to have twins in a subsequent pregnancy,” she explained, adding some women are more likely to ovulate multiple ᴇɢɢs ᴛʜʀᴏᴜɢʜ Fᴀᴍɪʟʏ ʜɪsᴛᴏʀʏ, ᴇᴛʜɴɪᴄɪᴛʏ or types of Fᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ.
After a worrying month in NICU with Felix and Francine, the parents and twins are finally home – but Petrina admits she doesn’t get much sleep or privacy. But although she’s short on time for herself, she doesn’t mind one bit – because she gets plenty of love and cuddles from the kids.