Friday, January 20, 2012

365 Days of Twinipedia - Day 33

Day Thirty-three of Twinipedia: 

Fact #33
These percentages actually surprised me, although Becca, being a mid-wife was not surprised since she is a smarty and knows all this stuff.  

Anyway, reports that 16% of triplet births are spontaneous .  I totally would have thought it would be even lower than 16%.  In this day and age, with so much more availability to fertility assistance, I would have thought that spontaneous triplet conceptions would have happened even less often than 16/100 pregnancies.  

Also, 5% of quadruplet births are spontaneous. So 5/100, that seems like a number I can wrap my brain around.  

And who knew,...Anything more than quadruplets is not spontaneous at all.  I actually never really thought about whether this would be the case or not.  I know any time I have heard of more than4 babies, it has been a fertility assisted pregnancy but I did not know that medically, anything more than 4 babies did not happen naturally ever.  

I learn something new every day.  LOVE IT!  

1 comment:

  1. It kind of surprises me that there are NO spontaneous quint births, since the famed Dionnne quints happened so long before drugs were prevalent. Hmmm...