A Kansas woman has given a whole new definition to the term â€śsuper mom.â€ť Danesha Couch, 20, welcomed her third set of fraternal twins in 26 months!
â€śPeople just consider me a freak of nature when I tell them,â€ť she told Fox4KC.
Couch conceived all her kids naturally, without the help of fertility treatments. She is now a mom to newborns Dalanie and Darla, born last month; one-year-old Delilah and Davina, born May 2015; and two-year-old Danarius, born April 2014.
Sadly, Danariusâ€™ twin brother Desmond passed away minutes after birth due to complications of prematurity.
Couch couldnâ€™t believe it when her doctor told her she was pregnant with her second pair of twins, so the news of the third set came as a complete shock.
â€śI was completely unprepared,â€ť the mom-of-five told Inside Edition. â€śI mean, I was prepared â€” I had the clothes and everything else â€” but mentally, I was not prepared. It took me a couple of months to accept.â€ť
Despite this, Couch says that she â€śloves babies,â€ť which is one of the reasons why she chose to have so many kids.
According to BBC, the chance of having three sets of non-identical twins is one in 88,000. But while occurrences are rare, they do happen. In 2013, for instance, UK couple Karen and Colin Rodger beat the odds and welcomed a third set of fraternal twins to their family.
In Couchâ€™s case, however, it was more than chance that contributed in her ability to conceive twins multiple times. First, Couch releases more than one egg at a time during ovulation which means she had a greater chance of conceiving multiples from the get-go.
Now that Couch has five kids under two, she says she wonâ€™t be having any more children any time soon. â€śI love babies but maybe in 10 to 15 years, when these ones are big enough to help,â€ť she joked.
Last week, Couch set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for her babiesâ€™ expenses. â€śMy husband and I are making it but I'm reaching out for help because we are not too good to ask,â€ť the mom wrote on the site.
In just four days, the family raised over $2,000.
While Couch says she regrets the timing of her kids, she admitted, â€śI'm really happy that I can even create babies or have life because some women can't do that.â€ť