Parents Was Surprise With The Second Set Of Twins In Naturally Without I.V.F 700,000-To-One Odds
The Hadfield family is set to grow from four to six, when the second set of twins arrive in May. The mum and dad were left gobsmacked when they heard they had two more babies on the way. A mum has defied the ᴏᴅᴅs ᴛᴏ ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇ ᴀ sᴇᴄᴏɴᴅ ᴄᴏɴsᴇᴄᴜᴛɪᴠᴇ set of twins without IVF ᴅᴇsᴘɪᴛᴇ having no history of multiple births in her family. Chelsea Hadfield even had a third set of twins due, but ᴛʀᴀɢɪᴄᴀʟʟʏ ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴇᴅ the first set at nine weeks. About a year later, the 30-year-old fell pregnant with her second set of twins, non-identical Max and Louie, who are now five years old. Chelsea and her husband, Mark, 36, then decided they wanted to add one more to the ʙʀᴏᴏᴅ ʙᴜᴛ ᴡᴇʀᴇ ʟᴇFᴛ ɢᴏʙsᴍᴀᴄᴋᴇᴅ ᴡʜᴇɴ ᴀ sᴄᴀɴ at 13 weeks revealed she was pregnant with another set of two. Now the family of four will become a family of six in May next year.
She said: “When I was pregnant with the boys, I didn’t have any sʏᴍᴘᴛᴏᴍs, I felt fine all the way through – it was the perfect pregnancy. This time round I’ve had ᴀᴡFᴜʟ ᴍᴏʀɴɪɴɢ sɪᴄᴋɴᴇss ᴛʜᴀᴛ ʜᴀs ʟᴀsᴛᴇᴅ all through the day. But even though the sʏᴍᴘᴛᴏᴍs were different, I did wonder whether we would get another set of twins. It was already in the back of my mind so when the nurse said, ‘you’re not going to believe this’, I sort of already did.”
Kitchen assistant Chelsea admitted it was more of a sʜᴏᴄᴋ when she found out she was pregnant with the boys in 2014.
She said: “With the first set of twins I sadly ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴇᴅ, I lost them at nine weeks before I’d even had a scan. I had also lost a single baby before that so the hospital brought me in for an early scan when I was carrying Max and Louie. I had my first scan at six weeks and was told they were twins – that was a bit of a surprise.”
Max and Louie are non-identical and Chelsea has been told it’s more than likely this new set will be non-identical too.
She said: “Each baby has their own sac and placenta so the nurses have said they’ve only got about 10% chance of being identical. It would be nice if one of them was a girl. But as long as they’re healthy and happy it doesn’t really matter.”
Chelsea said multiple births don’t run in either her or Mark’s family but remarkably, since the birth of the boys, both Mark’s brother and Chelsea’s cousins have had twins.
She said: “There’s definitely lots of kids in the family now – it can get pretty ᴄʀᴀᴢʏ. I found the twins quite easy as babies, it was when they started getting up and walking around it got really tough.
Esᴛɪᴍᴀᴛɪᴏɴs ᴏF ᴛʜᴇ ᴏᴅᴅs ᴏF ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠɪɴɢ two sets of twins in a row range from 12,500-to-one to a staggering 700,000-to-one.