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(HelenaIR.com)   Woman gives birth to rare set of identical triplets after being in labor for 13 days   (helenair.com) divider line 47
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2013-10-28 04:37:45 PM
Butte babies. Hehe.
 
2013-10-28 04:50:54 PM
Its not a clown car....
 
2013-10-28 04:55:42 PM
13 days of labor? Ouch, my balls vagina.
 
2013-10-28 04:55:58 PM
Butte woman gives birth to rare identical triplets

Aren't those called turds?
 
2013-10-28 04:56:08 PM
Good thing she had 3.  Better to spread out that $950,000 debt she incurred while in the hospital.
 
2013-10-28 04:56:56 PM
If your daily Medicaid allowance is $25.50 and you're thinking about having children, you should take it in the Butte.
 
2013-10-28 05:02:17 PM
13 days?! Holy shiat. Did she give birth to cherubim?
 
2013-10-28 05:03:40 PM

tuna fingers: Good thing she had 3.  Better to spread out that $950,000 debt she incurred while in the hospital.


Not to mention the two hospitals and the airlift to Seattle.
 
2013-10-28 05:04:03 PM
You couldn't pay me enough to be a woman.
 
2013-10-28 05:04:29 PM
O_O
 
2013-10-28 05:05:07 PM
Photoshopped.
 
2013-10-28 05:06:02 PM
My pelvic bones just split today in my 6th month of pregnancy so I am really not enjoying this story.

I can't imagine triplets!
 
2013-10-28 05:07:49 PM

Dahnkster: 13 days of labor?


The sequel to 500 Days of Summer
 
2013-10-28 05:07:58 PM
Hope the kids are healthy...the one in the pic looked awfully small (read: 'premature').

Seems there's trouble with multiples as often as not...humans just aren't set up for more than one at a time.
 
2013-10-28 05:09:21 PM
Any mother who is in labor for thirteen days is either A) a brontosaurus, or B) in desperate need of a competent OB/GYN.
 
2013-10-28 05:10:55 PM
well, if she had taken it in the butte...she wouldn't be in this predicament.
 
2013-10-28 05:11:15 PM

LessO2: tuna fingers: Good thing she had 3.  Better to spread out that $950,000 debt she incurred while in the hospital.

Not to mention the two hospitals and the airlift to Seattle.


But somehow $4/month worth of pills is a sin.
 
2013-10-28 05:13:29 PM

hogans: Any mother who is in labor for thirteen days is either A) a brontosaurus, or B) in desperate need of a competent OB/GYN.


or C) a medical Luddite completely unwilling to accept any medical intervention whatsoever, and is pissed because she got dragged to a hospital in the first place
 
2013-10-28 05:14:20 PM
Can't you be fined for littering?

Also, may need more spiggets installed, 2s not enough...
 
2013-10-28 05:15:38 PM

another cultural observer: hogans: Any mother who is in labor for thirteen days is either A) a brontosaurus, or B) in desperate need of a competent OB/GYN.

or C) a medical Luddite completely unwilling to accept any medical intervention whatsoever, and is pissed because she got dragged to a hospital in the first place


Or D) trying to keep them inside her so they can grow and survive their sure-to-be-low birth weight.
 
2013-10-28 05:17:08 PM
Where's Walter Bishop? That's what I want to know ..
 
2013-10-28 05:32:34 PM
Medicaid recipient with two kids has three more? Oh this thread should be fun. A bit early in the day for popcorn, but what the hell.
 
2013-10-28 05:37:01 PM

bigpete53: another cultural observer: hogans: Any mother who is in labor for thirteen days is either A) a brontosaurus, or B) in desperate need of a competent OB/GYN.

or C) a medical Luddite completely unwilling to accept any medical intervention whatsoever, and is pissed because she got dragged to a hospital in the first place

Or D) trying to keep them inside her so they can grow and survive their sure-to-be-low birth weight.


Since she delivered in September and all three are still under 2 lbs, gonna hafta go with D.

/and now two of them have MRSA
 
2013-10-28 05:37:53 PM

bigpete53: another cultural observer: hogans: Any mother who is in labor for thirteen days is either A) a brontosaurus, or B) in desperate need of a competent OB/GYN.

or C) a medical Luddite completely unwilling to accept any medical intervention whatsoever, and is pissed because she got dragged to a hospital in the first place

Or D) trying to keep them inside her so they can grow and survive their sure-to-be-low birth weight.


THIS!
 
2013-10-28 05:38:34 PM
It's good they're ok so far.

'It's nice because the medical students don't touch my kids.'

That sentence is a bit irksome. And no, not because she's on Medicaid and in a world class neonatal center. It's because every doctor had a first time hands-on experience. If no mother ever let her kid be the first, then no more doctors. Or maybe students in a teaching hospital never touch anyone. Wtf do I know?
 
2013-10-28 05:43:28 PM
OK, now tell me she's naming them Nat, Pat and Tat.
 
2013-10-28 05:44:42 PM

fusillade762: Medicaid recipient with two kids has three more? Oh this thread should be fun. A bit early in the day for popcorn, but what the hell.


The article says she had to quit work due to her doctor's orders, this likely because carrying triplets is considered a high risk pregnancy. Perhaps that's why she's on Medicaid.
 
2013-10-28 05:52:09 PM
I bet her vagina looks like Omaha Beach the day after Normandy.
 
2013-10-28 06:07:37 PM
I'm all for snark in general, but those babies are so small/premature they are going to have medical issues possibly for the rest of their lives, which is just sad. The woman didn't take any fertility treatment so she didn't ask for this.

Since I thought identical twins (and therefore identical triplets) shared a placenta, I wasn't even aware she could give birth to one on its own, and not all of them at once. Learn something everyday.
 
2013-10-28 06:10:07 PM
Not impressed
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2013-10-28 06:25:29 PM
"The fact that she wasn't on fertility drugs is consistent with her having them be identical," said Easterling.

Actually, the fact that they were identical means any fertility drugs she would have been taking are beside the point.
 
2013-10-28 06:54:36 PM

ninotchka: My pelvic bones just split today in my 6th month of pregnancy


That sounds unpleasant.
 
2013-10-28 07:04:33 PM

ninotchka: My pelvic bones just split today in my 6th month of pregnancy so I am really not enjoying this story.

I can't imagine triplets!


Can you say episiotomy?
 
2013-10-28 07:08:20 PM
"It's very rare," said McLaughlin, who lent his statistical expertise when Whitaker's regular OBGYN declined to comment. "Triplets themselves are probably one in 8,000 or so, but to have identical triplets, the egg would have had to split, then another egg would have had to split again."
Exact statistics, however, are typically elusive.
"You won't find consistent numbers across the board," added McLaughlin. "It happens so infrequently, it's difficult to come up with real numbers. The instance of having identical twins is small, then you'd have to square that number."


Egg splits (1:8000). You then have 2 eggs each with a change of splitting.so second odds are doubled.

1:8000 * 2:8000 = 1:32000000

So square of 8000 divide 2.
 
2013-10-28 07:38:50 PM

MBooda: OK, now tell me she's naming them Nat, Pat and Tat.


There were identical triplets at my high school. Lonnie, Donnie, and Ronnie. No lie. I remember them as being pretty rough around the edges; I'm guessing their parents didn't exactly budget for three kids.
 
2013-10-28 08:40:02 PM
They're destined for showbiz!

i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-10-28 09:00:35 PM
Effing EXCUSE ME?! Her water broke back in September. Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't babies (and mom) extremely at risk for infection after the water breaks? My SIL was in labor for over 24 hours, her water broke early, and by the time they decided she needed an emergency c-section, all hell had broken loose. She hemorrhaged during the delivery and my nephew was on antibiotics for three days after the birth.

/why yes, that was the moment I decided that I was not having kids.
 
2013-10-28 09:05:32 PM
something like this maybe?
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2013-10-28 09:14:54 PM

ninotchka: My pelvic bones just split today in my 6th month of pregnancy so I am really not enjoying this story.

I can't imagine triplets!


Sorry to hear it.
That happened to me too.
Ouch! Remain seated as much as possible.
 
2013-10-28 09:25:35 PM
Ok, I give: what does "geographic location" have to do with triplet births?
 
2013-10-28 10:06:47 PM

Urinal Cake Mix: Effing EXCUSE ME?! Her water broke back in September. Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't babies (and mom) extremely at risk for infection after the water breaks? My SIL was in labor for over 24 hours, her water broke early, and by the time they decided she needed an emergency c-section, all hell had broken loose. She hemorrhaged during the delivery and my nephew was on antibiotics for three days after the birth.

/why yes, that was the moment I decided that I was not having kids.


you aren't wrong - seems the greater concern here was keeping the chicks growing as long as possible
hope they all do okay

/no labors/births are the same
 
2013-10-28 10:13:55 PM

Nidiot: I'm all for snark in general, but those babies are so small/premature they are going to have medical issues possibly for the rest of their lives, which is just sad. The woman didn't take any fertility treatment so she didn't ask for this.

Since I thought identical twins (and therefore identical triplets) shared a placenta, I wasn't even aware she could give birth to one on its own, and not all of them at once. Learn something everyday.


Looks like the majority of the time identical twins do share a placenta, but not all of the time.  Link
 
2013-10-29 12:03:15 AM

Bathia_Mapes: fusillade762: Medicaid recipient with two kids has three more? Oh this thread should be fun. A bit early in the day for popcorn, but what the hell.

The article says she had to quit work due to her doctor's orders, this likely because carrying triplets is considered a high risk pregnancy. Perhaps that's why she's on Medicaid.


Children born under 2 pounds 10 ounces are eligible for Medicaid.
 
2013-10-29 12:17:08 AM
That's almost

www.rowsdowr.com

two weeks!
 
2013-10-29 01:25:32 AM
Woman gives birth to rare set of identical triplets castrates husband after being in labor for 13 days.
 
2013-10-29 01:34:09 AM

Urinal Cake Mix: Effing EXCUSE ME?! Her water broke back in September. Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't babies (and mom) extremely at risk for infection after the water breaks? My SIL was in labor for over 24 hours, her water broke early, and by the time they decided she needed an emergency c-section, all hell had broken loose. She hemorrhaged during the delivery and my nephew was on antibiotics for three days after the birth.

/why yes, that was the moment I decided that I was not having kids.


When your water breaks at 25 weeks, it's still better in than out. Usually they will keep you in the hospital trying to keep the baby ( or babies) in as long as possible. My sister stayed pregnant for a couple of weeks in the hospital after her water broke. My nephew was born as small as these little guys. He's a healthy tween now.

I don't understand how two of the three triplets were allowed to be born naturally. I was under the impression that natural birth is pretty dangerous for a micro preemie, and can cause cerebral palsy. Hopefully they are ok, and the hospital bill doesn't destroy their parents.
 
2013-10-29 03:17:09 PM
Premature Rupture Of Membranes (PROM) is not the same as labor.  When her bag broke at ~23 weeks her babies' chances of survival were nil.  They likely gave her two or more doses of betamethasone, a steroid which enhances fetal lung maturity and started a prophylactic antibiotic.  When baby A came bursting out at 25 weeks his chances were small, but better than zero.  I'm sure they tried to wait as long as possible before letting Baby B deliver, in this case two days.  Why they had to section Baby C is unclear.  I supposed it's possible that that triplet had a transverse lie as even a breech ought to be deliverable vaginally at that gestational age.  I'm curious what the reason for the section was.  All in all, she's lucky they all survived and I wish Mom and babies the best.
 
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