Woman Who Thought She Had Kidney Stones Gives Birth To Triplets
A woman who thought she was suffering kidney stones underwent an immediate Cesarean section to deliver triplets instead.
Dannette Glitz of Denver, Colorado began getting pains in her back and side, saying that it "hurt to move and even breathe". Despite already giving birth to two children, she didn't realise she was pregnant, instead believing it was a serious case of kidney stones.
"We went to urgent care thinking I'm going to have to have surgery to break the stones up," Dannette wrote on Facebook.
"Well, [the doctor] comes back in after doing a urine sample and says, you're pregnant."
In a further twist, Dannette was then told she was possibly carrying twins, only finding out about the third baby during surgery.
"The doctor goes, Baby A is a boy .... Baby B is a girl ... and then the doctor yells, I need another blanket in here, there's a third!" she said.
Dannette gave birth to Nikki Marie, Blaze Jackson and Gypsy Zada on August 11 at 34 weeks. All three are doing well.
"Well this was a huge shock," Dannette posted on Facebook, with pictures of her three new bubs.
She and her husband Austin Glitz already have two children, meaning their family has swollen to seven after this unexpected birth. Austin says he's "overwhelmed" by the situation, but happy knowing his wife and children are healthy.
Despite being pregnant for 34 weeks -- six weeks earlier than a full pregnancy, and only two weeks earlier than a typical gestation for twins -- Dannette said she never experienced morning sickness or felt movement from the growing babies.
Speaking with local media station Kota TV, Dannette says she knows how bizarre her story sounds.
"You don't ever see triplets being conceived naturally, let alone going 34 weeks without knowing," Dannette said.
"So everyone's like, I can't believe it, we're still in shock, trust me, we know what you mean, like I go to the doctor's thinking I'll have surgery for kidney stones and end up going into labour with a C-section that night. It's crazy."
It's estimated that conceiving triplets naturally occurs in just 1 in every 9000 births.
A fundraiser has been set up to assist the family with unexpected costs. More than $1,200 has already been raised.
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