A Queensland mum has beaten the odds and had two sets of identical twins – in a family with no history of twins at all.
The Burstow family from Brisbane have welcomed their delightful babies Evie and Georgia into the world just two weeks ago – joining big brothers, four-year-old Oliver and Harrison.
Doctors say the chances of a couple conceiving two sets of identical twins is one-in-100,000.
Simone and John say they were “blown away” when they were told their pregnancy was once again twins.
She wrote on Facebook that at six weeks she had an early scan due to an ectopic pregnancy late last year, but she never expected two little blobs to pop up on the ultrasound.
“Total utter disbelief but it did help explain the terrible morning sickness. The phone call to my husband was one for the books too,” she wrote on her Facebook page. “It’s twins again.”
“We have no history of twins in the family so I was blown away to find that we were having a second set of twins – and for them also to be identical is so very special,” Simone told The Courier Mail.
Simone had previously admitted to being “petrified “at having four small children but she told Mamamia that so far the family of six were taking things “one day at a time.”