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Here’s What Being Pregnant With Triplets Does To Your Body
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Here’s What Being Pregnant With Triplets Does To Your Body

The chances of getting pregnant with triplets are tiny, one in 8,100 pregnancies to be exact. So, I guess you could call Maria and Anders from Denmark a lucky couple. The family already has a boy, but are preparing to welcome identical triplets to their big family later this month. To document her journey, Maria has been taking pregnancy pictures of her body changes while waiting for the triplets and has amassed over 62,000 followers along the way.

For reasons yet unknown, older women have a higher chance of having twins, triplets or quadruplets than their younger counterparts, so Maria, 36, had a slight advantage. As fun as it may sound, being pregnant with triplets present an increased risk for both the babies and the mother, so close monitoring throughout the period is needed.

Maria calls her last days of pregnancy with triplets “the waiting game.” Most of what she does now consist of binging TV series and podcasts, sleeping and browsing on her phone. Couple that with the kicking of the triplets, pregnancy pains and quite a lot of Braxton Hicks contractions, and you get quite the picture the moments just moments before your due day are no picnic!

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Maria, 36, and Anders, 40, of Copenhagen, Denmark, already have a 2-year-old son, but now they’re expecting triplets

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The couple got pregnant without the help of in vitro fertilization (IVF) which makes their triplets extremely rare

Image credits: triplets_of_copenhagen

Maria is documenting the highs and lows of her pregnancy on Instagram and has already amassed over 62,000 followers

Image credits: triplets_of_copenhagen

She has also shared a timeline of the incredible growth of her baby bump

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Image credits: triplets_of_copenhagen

Image credits: triplets_of_copenhagen

Image credits: triplets_of_copenhagen

Image credits: triplets_of_copenhagen

“I’m glad we took these pictures. This <…> really shows the massive growth. It’s strange to have ended up with such a big belly and it’s even stranger that it can stand out like that without falling down!”

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Here’s a video of Maria showing off her belly

“In the beginning we feared that I would have to be hospitalized or put to bed rest towards the end, so we are very happy that I’ve made it this far without any serious complications”

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“This is me most of the day now: TV series, podcasts, sleeping, browsing on my phone, and so on. Mixed in with babies kicking, heart burn and quite a lot of Braxton Hicks contractions”

Image credits: triplets_of_copenhagen

Maria and Anders met on Tinder over four years ago

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And they tied the knots two and a half months ago in a beautiful wedding ceremony

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The couple is getting ready for the new family members

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They’re even swapping their car with a minibus that will be able to fit everyone comfortably

And here’s the special crib they got for their 860sq ft apartment

Image credits: triplets_of_copenhagen

Image credits: triplets_of_copenhagen

People are sending their very best wishes to the happy family

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snoozy womble
Community Member
4 years ago

That looks painful, I was pretty big with my little boy he was the wight of some peoples full term twins. Good luck to that woman and her family. I hope they give her all the best care when it comes to the birth.

Daria B
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4 years ago

Downvotes? *sigh* trolls....

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Hans
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4 years ago

They say birth is a miracle, but I think even more the human body with all its abilities is. These three (these six actually!) surely deserve all the luck in the world.

Doodlebug
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4 years ago

Why so much hate, Molly Block?

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Me
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4 years ago

I'm actually ptegnant with twins and these pictures both scare and comfort me as she has to carry one baby more.. Hope everything is good for the family now

BusLady
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4 years ago

@Me:Congrats. I wish you the best.

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snoozy womble
Community Member
4 years ago

That looks painful, I was pretty big with my little boy he was the wight of some peoples full term twins. Good luck to that woman and her family. I hope they give her all the best care when it comes to the birth.

Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

Downvotes? *sigh* trolls....

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

They say birth is a miracle, but I think even more the human body with all its abilities is. These three (these six actually!) surely deserve all the luck in the world.

Doodlebug
Community Member
4 years ago

Why so much hate, Molly Block?

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Me
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm actually ptegnant with twins and these pictures both scare and comfort me as she has to carry one baby more.. Hope everything is good for the family now

BusLady
Community Member
4 years ago

@Me:Congrats. I wish you the best.

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