Woman Gave Birth Twice in 11 Months: Here’s How She Did It

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Senior Reporter
Jack Phillips is a reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
June 4, 2019 Updated: August 6, 2019

An Australian woman said that she gave birth twice to three babies in less than one year, explaining how it happened.

Eliza Curby said she had her first child, Charlie, and six weeks later, she learned that she was pregnant with twins. In December, the boys, named Jack and Wolfe, entered the world, News.com.au reported.

“I still can’t believe it,” she said, adding that “we were over the moon at the thought of creating our own little family.”

“I say little as [her husband] Ben’s idea of a family included two children — very nuclear indeed — I, on the other hand have always been set on having as many children as I can — nothing excites me more than the thought of walking through our local streets of Mona Vale with my own little clan,” she said.

Curby said that “needless to say the decision was taken out of his hands — I win.”

The first weeks after having her child, Charlie, were hardest.

“I was exhausted trying to figure out the ins and outs of being a mum, but about a month after having Charlie though I felt really, super exhausted,” she recalled.

“Everyone told me it was sleep deprivation catching up with me but I was not convinced — I remember looking at Ben and saying ‘I think I’m pregnant,’” she told the news outlet. “He just laughed.”

Over the course of two weeks, she took four tests and found that she was again pregnant.

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The couple was then taken to get an ultrasound.

“The technician seemed awkward and uncomfortable, before he finally said … ‘look it’s early days … but … I think there’s two’,” she said, adding, “I was so scared but secretly super excited — I think everyone has a secret desire for identical twins.”

“Emotionally it took me about two months and somewhere around 2000 Google ‘twin pregnant stomach’ images to come to terms with the news,” she also told the news outlet. “I just didn’t think about it too much — as that made me nervous thinking about the ‘how.'”

According to the Daily Mail, Curby, six weeks after her first birth, began to feel fatigued and had headaches.

After having three children, she said that the lack of sleep is the worst.

“Sleep deprivation is the killer. And anyone with twins – even those whose twins sleep – know this,” she told the Mail. “I wrote my first blog entry about it when I found myself one day in the shower with my underwear on. Who gets in the shower clothed?”

She noted: “It’s so hard to find time to spend with friends, who you need to keep you sane, when you’re constantly over-calculating your days based on three separate children’s sleep times and trying to explain this to friends without kids just makes you sound boring.”

Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Senior Reporter
Jack Phillips is a reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.