After ғᴇᴀʀing she would never have children, a New Orleans mother Bᴇᴀᴛ everything and gave birth to triplets – twice.
“I never anticipated we’d be in this scenario,” Courtney Garrett, 38, said.
Garrett and her husband Philip, 42, turned to IVF after struggling to ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇ naturally and were overjoyed to learn they were expecting triplets after they were implanted with two embryos and one of them. that splits. Garrett gave birth to two Bᴏʏs, Jack and Oliver, and a daughter, Ellie, in September 2009.
In 2016, the couple reconsidered their intention to have more children and decided to do IVF again. Garrett implanted an embryo in 2016 and she soon discovered she was expecting. But she was stunned when an ultrasound revealed she was giving birth to triplets again.
With triplets in fertility treatments, siblings are often ɪᴅᴇɴᴛɪᴄᴀʟ because they are both born from the same egg. However, in Garrett’s case, a miracle happened. She became Pʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ with a child naturally at the same time she was Pʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ with twins. Garrett was sʜᴏᴄᴋed to hear the news.
“When the ultrasound came in, we saw two circles, so I said, ‘Wait a minute,’” Garrett explained.
The triplets, all Gɪʀʟs, were born last February.
“Seeing all these gorgeous babies and thinking they’re mine just makes my heart flutter,” Garrett remarked.
According to the couple’s fertility doctor, Sissy Sartor, the chance of that happening, combined with having two triplets, is “extremely rare. There are a few people in the world who have two triplets. triplets but certainly not just any of the cases like this,”
The mother says the siblings all get along very well: “It’s been amazing to see how wonderfully older triplets have adapted to having their new three sisters.