Texas triplets born years apart

Jul 18, 2012 Full story: KXAN-TV Austin 10

The last of three triplets was recently born in North Texas. That's not too unusual, until you consider that the youngest and oldest of the triplets are four years apart in age.

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“Jody”

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#1 Jul 18, 2012
Not triplets. You can mix many sperm and eggs in the same petri dish. Unless only one egg is used, these aren't triplets any more than oridinary siblings are. In fact, once implanted, each of these three children grew alone in the womb. That womb had aged two to four years between the three births. So had the mother. Her body had changed in other subtle ways too.

Just proves most any woman, virgin or not, can conceive children thru science today. Good story about our progress in Adam/Eve technology, but triplet children, not.

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#2 Jul 18, 2012
its amazing what can be done today...
Acenith

Portland, OR

#3 Jul 18, 2012
Actually, only indentical twins/triplets/etc come from the same egg. two sperm fertilize the one egg at same time therefore then causing egg to split (although they may not share the same amniotic sac dependent on how early the single fertilized egg divides into 2.)

FRATERNAL twins/triplets/etc are multiple but separate fertilized eggs, they usually each develop their own separate amniotic sacs, placentas, and supporting structures..

So yes....yes they are actually fraternal triplets by conception.....in this case the "womb" was just a petry dish.


(and no i dont agree with this)

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#4 Jul 18, 2012
Acenith wrote:
Actually, only indentical twins/triplets/etc come from the same egg. two sperm fertilize the one egg at same time therefore then causing egg to split (although they may not share the same amniotic sac dependent on how early the single fertilized egg divides into 2.)
FRATERNAL twins/triplets/etc are multiple but separate fertilized eggs, they usually each develop their own separate amniotic sacs, placentas, and supporting structures..
So yes....yes they are actually fraternal triplets by conception.....in this case the "womb" was just a petry dish.
(and no i dont agree with this)
Conception was in a petri dish, fetal life and development was in the womb. If you don't share a womb at birth you can't be a twin or triplet. And of course, the birth certificate verifies the status as a single birth for each of those children.

In the womb together,?.. then you share the same nutriants, the same chemical fluxations, and the same mood swings of the parent as twin or triplet babes. Share a womb years apart and all those can be totally different making your in vetro uterin life a separate thing, meaning, literally, you aren't twins or triplets, just siblings who shared a petri dish as a one celled enity.

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#5 Jul 19, 2012
Acenith wrote:
Actually, only indentical twins/triplets/etc come from the same egg. two sperm fertilize the one egg at same time therefore then causing egg to split (although they may not share the same amniotic sac dependent on how early the single fertilized egg divides into 2.)
FRATERNAL twins/triplets/etc are multiple but separate fertilized eggs, they usually each develop their own separate amniotic sacs, placentas, and supporting structures..
So yes....yes they are actually fraternal triplets by conception.....in this case the "womb" was just a petry dish.
(and no i dont agree with this)
actually it is possible to have identical triplets.
rare but possible..
mjo1337

Toronto, Canada

#7 Apr 20, 2013
These are NOT twins, in IVF a whole bunch of eggs are fertilized at the same time. That's pretty much like saying everyone who has multiple babies from the same batch of frozen eggs are going to be twins . It's pretty sad that people are this misled, especially from their doctors.

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#8 Apr 20, 2013
PFfff wrote:
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actually it is possible to have identical triplets.
rare but possible..
Yes it is. Believe it or not I had a cousin by marriage who had identical triplet girls. This was long before IVF was a scientist's thought. They are grown women now. Lost touch after cousins divorce, but I'm thinking the "girls" would be in their late thirties to mid forties now.

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#10 Apr 20, 2013
LOL, Good evening my stalker.
Sorry I didn't acknowledge you the last few days...been busy.
Happy 4 - 20 day to you old mean, disagreeable, horn-dog.
LOL
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LOST IN MISSISSIPP

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#11 Apr 20, 2013
like billy and HRP

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#12 Apr 21, 2013
TenderTink wrote:
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Yes it is. Believe it or not I had a cousin by marriage who had identical triplet girls. This was long before IVF was a scientist's thought. They are grown women now. Lost touch after cousins divorce, but I'm thinking the "girls" would be in their late thirties to mid forties now.
poor cousin of urs, having one girl is pretty tough, but 3???
like i said poor cousin of urs....
lol
i had one daughter, and she was kinda like having 3.
poor me
lol

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