Nothing is more painful than giving birth to a baby and that is why we all should just take our hats off to women. Miranda and Josh Crawford always wanted to have kids but it was difficult for them to start a family, therefore, they turned to IVF.
Doctors transferred two embryos into Miranda’s uterus out of which one survived. The couple turned to IVF again and this time they were in for a surprise.
Two embryos were once again transferred into Miranda’s uterus, and just six weeks into the pregnancy, doctors told the couple that they were expecting twins. But when she went back to confirm the number of babies growing in her belly, the ultrasound was more clear: there were not two beating hearts on the screen, but rather four.
Since the embryos were split in two it created two sets of identical twins. Miranda and Josh were shocked, to say the least. “The math here is mind-boggling,” explains Dr. Jani Jensen, a physician in the department of reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Mayo Clinic. “The patient likely only had about a 60 percent chance of getting pregnant at all, and with that, we expect that at least half of the time when two embryos are placed in the uterus, only one will continue to develop, so even twins are more of the exception, not the rule.” Though Miranda dealt with complications, including gestational diabetes, her pregnancy went quite well overall, and in February of 2010 she welcomed Jackson and James …