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Identical Twin Quadruplets Arrive In Rare Texas Birth, No Fertility Drugs Used

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Identical twin quadruplets have been born to a Texas couple, a rare event for a couple that had planned on a family of four — and ended up with a family of seven.

The identical twin quadruplets were born to Tressa Montalvo, 36, and husband Manuel Montalvo, Jr., 43. Parents to a son already, the Montalvos wanted to give him a brother or sister — and it appears they overshot the mark a little. (Though everyone seems very happy.)

The identical twin quadruplets were revealed when, during an exam, a doctor thought he heard a third heartbeat. The couple visited another specialist, who gave them the shocking news — ABC explains:

“Montalvo and her husband, Manuel Montalvo Jr., 43, thought they were having twins until their doctor detected a third fetal heartbeat. They were then referred to a maternal fetal medicine specialist, Dr. Brian Kirshon, who found a fourth heartbeat.”

Manuel Montalvo understandably says that the news was a bit of a shock, and he explains:

“We couldn’t have been more surprised when Dr. Kirshon told us we were having four babies and that they were two sets of twins … We were trying for one little brother or sister for our two-and-a-half year old son, Memphis.”

The really interesting part about the Montalvos’ identical twin quadruplets is that, in a world where pregnancy and fertility has become largely a manipulatable science, all four babies and their unique circumstance was truly an act of God. Tressa explains:

“No fertility drugs were used. We planned the pregnancy — I guess we just succeeded a little too much!”

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The identical twin quadruplets arrived on Valentine’s Day at Houston’s Women’s Hospital Of Texas — and believe it or not, in the above pic, that’s Tressa Montalvo all refreshed-looking just days after giving birth to little Ace, Blaine, Cash, and Dylan.

While the identical twin quadruplets were a large blessing to the now far larger family, the couple admit they would also still like to have a daughter.

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9 Responses to “Identical Twin Quadruplets Arrive In Rare Texas Birth, No Fertility Drugs Used”

  1. Anonymous

    Answering my last comment………….from another article………………Montalvo brood was born by C-section at 31 weeks. The newborns weighed between 3 pounds, 15 ounces and 2 pounds, 15 ounces.>>>>>>>>>anyone would be "fresh" as a daisy not doing labor for hours and hours and hours.

  2. Anonymous

    So what that she wants a girl? I have three boys and a girl and the last three are all twins. I am very happy with all of my kids and I still want another set of twin girls, so, deal with it!