A couple in Alberta, Canada has just welcomed their third set of twins into the world. The odds of that happening to one mom are 1 in 500,000.
When a couple discovers that they're having a baby, it probably doesn't cross their minds that there might be more than one new arrival on the way. At least not at first. A few days in, one half of the couple will say to the other something along the lines of "wait, what if we're having twins? Or triplets?" That's naturally followed by a decent dose of fear as you were only just getting your head around news of one baby.
So what are the odds of having twins? Well in 2016 in the US, 33 out of every 1000 births was twins, and around one in every thousand was a multiple of triplets or more. Certain factors can make having twins more or less likely too, such as genetics and even your lifestyle. If you don't want twins, we would recommend doing the exact opposite of whatever it is this Alberta couple does.
As reported by Red Deer Advocate, Pam and Taylor Armstrong recently welcomed their fifth and sixth children into the world. The twins are not the first set they have ever had, not the second, but the third. That's right, all six of their children are fraternal twins. Apparently, the odds of that happening are around one in 500,000.
Maverick and Blakely arrived a little early, not uncommon with twins, but are now home with their sisters and brother. The Armstrongs two other sets of twins are nine and five years old. The eldest set is a boy and a girl tandem, while the five-year-olds are both girls. Parker, their oldest son, threatened to move in with his male cousins if both the new twins were girls. Luckily, he now has a brother.
Pam and Taylor are incredibly happy to have welcomed two new additions into their family. Plus, who better to raise twins than parents who already have two sets of them? The only real issue was room. Now that they have six children, the family has had to move from their townhouse to a bigger five bedroom house.