A COUPLE has welcomed a set of identical twin girls, six years after they had identical twin boys.
Erin and Jake Credo, from Louisiana, were shocked when they discovered they were having their second pair of twins.
Erin and Jake Credo beat odds after having identical twin girls, six years after having identical twin boysCredit: NBC Local 33
The chances of having two identical sets of twins is extremely rare, and only happens in one in 111,111 pregnancies.
Erin and Jake, who have six-year-old sons Cooper and Grant, were not trying to conceive when they realised Erin was pregnant once more.
Erin told The Advocate: “When I had my ultrasound, I didn’t even know what to say. I texted a picture of the ultrasound to my husband, and he said, ‘Is that the boys?’ Nope. Round two.
“Obviously, we were excited. We’ve done it before. Having twins, it’s all we know.”
Erin ended up giving birth to twins Lola and Allie early on September 22, at just 32 weeksCredit: NBC Local 33
Erin and Jake already have six-year-old sons Cooper and GrantCredit: NBC Local 33
The couple were not trying to conceive when they realised Erin was pregnant once moreCredit: NBC Local 33
The pregnancy was not without its complications, with Erin contracting Covid19 in August.
She ended up giving birth early on September 22, at just 32 weeks.
Her newborn baby twins, Lola and Allie, had to spend four weeks in hospital before they were allowed to come home.
Erin said: “The biggest concern they had was any respiratory issues I might be having. The shortness of breath was probably the most frustrating part of having COVID, because at what point does that shortness of breath cause concern?
“So, I just stayed in touch with my doctors constantly and kind of explained how I was feeling. Thankfully, we didn’t have any major issues that would have exacerbated the situation. We were really blessed.”
Erin’s new baby girls had to spend four weeks in hospital before they were allowed to come homeCredit: NBC Local 33
The chances of having two identical sets of twins is extremely rare, and only happens in one in 111,111 pregnanciesCredit: NBC Local 33
Erin and Jake were shocked when they discovered they were having their second pair of twinsCredit: NBC Local 33
Around 0.4 per cent of pregnancies result in identical twins, making the Credos’ case extremely rare.
Erin’s physician, Dr. Cliff Moore, told Today: “To put that in perspective, we deliver approximately 8,000 babies at Woman’s Hospital each year, so we’d only see that about once every 15 years.”
Erin finds her situation quite funny and is thrilled at her new arrivals.
She told NBC Local 33: “I’ll always consider myself blessed with all these beautiful babies, but I also think God has a real funny sense of humour.
“A lot of people say you’re only given what you can handle, and I hope He has my back for the next few years!”
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