Texas woman delivers two sets of identical twins, beating odds of 1 in 70 million

Published: February 19, 2013

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Two sets of twins

Tressa Montalvo places her hand on her newborn son, Blaine, at The Women’s Hospital of Texas on Feb. 18, 2013, in Houston. Montalvo gave birth to two sets of identical twins on Valentine’s Day – Blaine and Ace, then Cash and Dylan. AP Photo/Houston Chronicle

HOUSTON — A Texas woman has beaten long odds in delivering two sets of identical twins.

The Houston Chronicle reports Tressa Montalvo delivered her sons on Thursday — Valentine’s Day.

The report says the odds of giving such a birth naturally are one in 70 million.

The 36-year-old Montalvo delivered the sets of sons within a minute of each other.

Montalvo says she and her 43-year-old husband, Manuel, planned the pregnancy but didn’t use fertility drugs.

In her words, “I guess we just succeeded a little too much.”


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