A 20 year old woman named Danish Couch from Kansas has given birth to three sets of twins in a little over two years, with the latest born last month.
"People just consider me a freak of nature when I tell them," said the 20-year-old mom, who apparently has a condition in which she releases more than one egg per month.
Couch delivered two boys 26 months ago but one of them died from complications of premature birth. Fourteen months later, twin girls Delilah and Davina, were born. The third set, Dalanie and Darla, both girls, were born last month. They came home after three weeks in neonatal intensive care.
"So you have two eggs simutaneously coming down the tubes getting ready to be fertilised," Dr. Elizabeth Wickstorm of Shawnee Mission Medical Centre told WDAF.
The twins are all fraternal, meaning that they are from two separate eggs being fertilised, not from an egg splitting. Couch is engaged to the father of the second and third set of twins, Jeffrey Presler and are planning to get married on September. Presler is an aquarium technician and also works at Gas-mart.
"I love babies, but maybe in 10 to 15 years, when these ones are big enough to help," she told Inside Edition. The young family have been denied benefits.
"I have tried to sign up for benefits and got denied...I try best I can as a mother but sometimes I need help and honestly I am not too proud to ask," said Couch.