multiples

The Busby Quintuplets Are Coming To TLC!

The Busby family quintupletsAimee Fuller Photography via The Busby Family
With a claim to fame like "America's only all-female quintuplets," it was only a matter of time before the Busby babies landed a TV show. As the door closes on the Duggars, TLC is adding a new big family to the lineup: the Texas-based Busby family. Already parents to four-year-old daughter Blayke, Danielle... Read more

Behind The Scenes Of A Conjoined Twin Separation Surgery

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At 18 weeks pregnant, Vanessa Covington received some scary news: Her twin boys were conjoined from their breast bone to their belly button, sharing a liver. But 18 weeks was early enough to prepare. Several months -- and surgical dress rehearsals -- later, her sons Josiah and Aryan have headed home, unattached. The team of medical professionals... Read more

Texas Couple Welcomes Identical Triplets, 2 Conjoined

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At 4 pounds, 11 ounces each, the Torres triplets were born at an uncommonly healthy birthweight (triplets typically weigh in at only 4 pounds). But that's not their only rarity. The trio is identical. The odds of having identical triples? One in a million. On top of that, two of the babies are... Read more

4 Minute Delivery, 5 Baby Girls

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Ready for a heavy helping of girl power? A Texas couple welcomed five baby girls last week, and those babies claimed the title of first-ever all-girl quintuplets in the United States. Born via c-section at 28 weeks, the quints were rapidly delivered in four minutes. Mom and dad Danielle and Adam Busby are already parents to three-year-old... Read more

The Gardner Quadruplets Come Home!

Ashley and Tyson Gardner at home with their quadrupletsPEOPLE
Indie Mae joined her three sisters at home on Saturday, and just like that, the Gardners feel like a complete family. "BEST DAY OF OUR LIVES! INDIE MAE IS HOME! Our whole family is home together!" mom Ashley Gardner posted on the family's Facebook page. It's been a long road for Ashley, 27, and... Read more

Do Fertility Treatments Raise Your Risk of Multiples?

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Are more and more moms getting pregnant with multiples? The latest study says yes. Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, a team under lead author Aniket Kulkarni of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that more than three-quarters of triplets or higher-order births in the US were due to... Read more

Mom Gives Birth to Four Babies at Once — but They’re Not Quadruplets (Huh?!)

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When Nebraska mom Sabrina Negus gave birth to four babies at once, her doctors had another surprise for her: Her boys weren't quadruplets! Logan, Mason, Porter and Connor Negus were born to at the same time -- to the same mom -- but they're what doctors are calling "triplets, plus one" because the... Read more

Bumpie Tip of the Week: Stocking Up for Two Under Two

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Once you finally thought you could clean up the nursery, surprise! Here comes baby #2. Congrats, you're going to have two kids under the age of two! Well, that happened quicker than you thought, huh? So, will you need two of everything? Not to fear - our Bumpies on the Two Under 2 board... Read more

Scan This: Feeding Pillow for Two (WATCH!)

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Do you have twins on the way and the thought of feeding both babies at the same time seems a bit daunting? Fear no more! Our friend, Christopher at Buy Buy Baby recommends the My Brest Friend Twin Nursing Pillow to make feedings easy and comfortable with its spacious base and great back... Read more

Twin Sisters Born 87 Days Apart — Can You Believe It?!

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In Ireland, medical history has happened! Maria Jones-Elliott and her husband, Chris Elliott, welcomed their twin daughters, Amy and Katie, 87 days apart. The Belfast Telegraph reported that Maria went into labor four months early on June 1st, 2012. She gave birth to her daughter, Amy, who weighed in at just 1 pound,... Read more