A woman from South Dakota has given birth to triplets on 10 August. She went to the hospital because she thought she had kidney stone; she ended up giving birth to triplets.
Expecting Kidney Stones, Gets Three Babies
Dannette Glitz, from South Dakota, paid a visit to the urgent care center, thinking she was suffering from kidney stones. There she took the usual urine analysis test for kidney stones, only to find out she was going into labor! As it turns out, she was 34 weeks pregnant!
Glitz started experiencing pain in her stomach, which led her to believe she had kidney stones. She had previously experienced kidney stones and so was fairly sure about it this time too. After the urine analysis test, the doctors realized she was in fact pregnant. They told Glitz she was carrying twins. She was then taken to the hospital, where she gave birth to triplets via Cesarean section. She had carried the triplets for 34 weeks without realizing she was pregnant.
How Did She Not Know?
As you can imagine, everyone is wondering how she did not realize what was happening. After all, how can you miss the enormous changes your body goes through when you are pregnant? Turns out she did not have noticeable changes in her physical condition. “The fact that she didn’t feel any symptoms, didn’t have any weight gain, didn’t feel any movement and didn’t have terrible reflux is fascinating,” said Dr. Christine Greves an OB-GYN at Orlando Health.
This is a rare phenomenon but not unheard of, where the pregnancy goes under the radar. This kind of a pregnancy, where the mother does not know it is called cryptic pregnancy. It happens about once in every 2,500 births. In this kind of pregnancy, women often do not gain weight. Some women even report that their periods never stopped. Now that is a rare occurrence indeed. But wait, there is even more rarity here.
Triplet pregnancies are even rarer than cryptic pregnancies. About one in 6,000-8,000 births are triplets. Now, what are the chances of going through two of the rarest forms of pregnancies?! The three babies are a rare product indeed!
Glitz has two other children with her partner Austin. The couple has named the triplets Blaze, Gypsy, and Nikki, each weighed about four pounds when birthed. The babies have hardly been in this world for long and they are possibly the most famous babies already!