When Kaitlin Brooks discovered she was expecting twins in March 2019, at the age of 19, she was thrilled.
The full-time mum welcomed her sons, Denver and Dayton Brooks, in October of that year.
But she was stunned when just over one year later, right after the first birthday of her sons, Kaitlin discovered she was pregnant again, despite being on birth control.
Oh, and again, it was twins, meaning she became a mum-of-four in the space of just two years.
In August 2021, Kaitlin gave birth to Pierce and Piper Brooks.
The mum believes that if she falls pregnant again, she’ll likely have another set of twins, as she releases two eggs each time she ovulates.
She now plans to have her tubes tied, as even taking the contraceptive pill didn’t stop her from welcoming her second set of twins.
But she sees her experience as a ‘miracle’.
Kaitlin, of Little Rock, Arkansas, US, said: ‘I feel that what’s happened is a miracle because for the longest time I didn’t think I could get pregnant.
‘My doctor told me that every time I get pregnant it will be twins because I drop two eggs every time.
‘The boys have just turned three and the babies are one and I have four toddlers and they’re into everything.
‘Knowing that if I fall pregnant again I’ll have multiples again is scary because I don’t see how I could do another set.
‘I think I’m going to get my tubes tied because I don’t want to have to worry about that happening again.’
Kaitlin acknowledges that twins run in her family – her great grandmother’s sisters had twins and triplets.
She’s considering acting as a surrogate for those who can’t carry children, because she had a great pregnancy.
The single mum gave birth first on October 29, 2019, to Denver, then Dayton eight minutes later.
In November 2020, she found out she was expecting twins again.
‘It was a surprise again and another shock for me,’ she recalled.
‘I definitely didn’t think it was twins again. I found out that I was pregnant a little bit earlier on when I was three weeks and found out they were twins at six weeks.
‘It was so funny because my mom thought that I was lying to her about having twins again.
‘I was on birth control [the pill] when I got pregnant with the babies.’
After another good pregnancy, Kaitlin gave birth in August to another boy, Pierce, and a girl, Piper.
‘I thought I was going to have to have a c section because Piper was breaching and within the last minute she flipped, so I was able to give birth to them naturally too,’ she said.
‘I had both of my sets naturally, I did have to have an epidural but I didn’t have a C-section.’
Now, Kaitlin is loving life as a mum of four.
She added: ‘People are very shocked when I tell them that I’ve got two sets of twins because I’m only 22.’
‘I’m not planning on having any more of my own children. I’m happy with my four that I have now.
‘I was looking into being a surrogate because I know there’s a lot of moms out there that can’t carry their own – I’ve been blessed to be able to do that and to be able to do that twice with twins.’
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