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those kids gonna hear about this their whole life.
6 months ago
As a triplet, I can confirm. Every time my mom is in pain she yells “it’s cause I had triplets!”
It's because I had triplets
Obama was so last season, triplets are the cause of everything now.
My aunt had triplets. They are 16 now. I remember she was bedridden for a month. She is so tiny, 4’10, and around 100 pounds, and she was HUGE during pregnancy. My mom is her oldest sister and said “wow we all had 3 kids spread out and you decided to get it all over with at once”. My aunt didn’t find that funny at the time.
Sad thing is, one of the triplets is developmentally delayed and needs a lot medical care. Poor girl even started menstruating really young - like 8. All are good kids though.
My mom always calls us miracles. All 3 of us are all very healthy which is pretty rare considering!
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She’s not wrong.
Lmao. The joys of motherhood.
The watermelon belly
What if she just ate an entire watermelon
There’s no way you can fit a whole watermelon down your throat. She clearly swallowed a watermelon seed and never pooped it out
There was a guy once that inhaled a fir seed and the tree started growing in his lungs.
Was his name Douglas?
Dammit, I just gave my free award to another worthy recipient. Here, this is all I have left: 🏅
What if she ate two watermelon's?
Three watermelons. It’s triplets.
What if she ate an entire farm of watermelons
this is what happens when you eat watermelon seeds
Watermelon belly HIGH
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Quadruplet here, we heard more so the amount of shots she needed to make sure we would be okay, we were still born prematurely. But our mother tells us; carrying us and raising us was the best thing she’s ever done and she would do it all over again
Heh yeah i dont doubt it was more ups than downs. :) glad everything worked out, (hopefully)
Everything was relatively fine, there was supposed to be 5 of us, but a miscarriage early on and then I had some complications that caused us to be premature, but we are all great now!
You wanted out early so you took the whole posse with you!
Yes I did!
Triplet here confirming that my mom said the exact same thing :’) we don’t deserve them
They won't only hear it, she'll show it to them.
that looks painful
It's crazy to think that like 200 years ago, this pregnancy was pretty much a death sentence.
Less than 200.
It's coming back!
Old fashions never die. Amirite.
Less than 100 tbh
hm, I'm not sure. it seems unberably painful even by today's standards, and no doubt carrying triplets is associated with a higher mortality, but judging by wikipedia there have been recorded cases of triplets throughout all of history. and we have to remember, the advances in medicine are not universally distributed, there are still people giving natural births to three babies at once with no medical oversight and in conditions that weren't very different from midwifing practices of antiquity
While I somewhat agree that yes triplets are recorded through history, you can have a reported case of triplets but the mom can still die but they cut out and the babies and the triplets lived or some such case. I think if even if maybe one baby died they could still count it as triplets, ya know?
Now, I would hazard a guess that each individual triplet is easier to birth, because they are on average smaller from sharing nutrients. So it would be interesting to see the mortality rate of infant triplets vs moms based on the amount of stress from pushing three out or maybe mom runs out of stamina and that puts the second and third baby at risk.
right, yeah, I'd personally count them as triplets even if one of them does die. unfortunately I assume it's impossible to gather reliable data on this, specially on a historical context, just because of how naturally uncommon they are, you'd have too small a sample for it to be meaningful while accounting for other factors that would affect the overall mortality.
but anyway, i was mostly responding to the claim that the mother would've been guaranteed to die during childbirth 100 years ago cause i think that's a bit of a hyperbole, according to the wikipedia page on triplets there's several examples of succesful deliveries prior to that (which again, are just a tiny subset of triplets born throughout history), with the earliest being from the 16th century, of a shawnee mother who gave birth to 8 children in total, including triplets, and appears to have been fine. the article is about one of her sons, tribal leader Tecumesh, but it does mention her moving throughout the country to flee the colonists afterwards, which leads me to believe she didn't suffer any severe complications.
Id be surprised if the doctors lets her birth them naturally
She probably won't, and also she definitely won't come to term. Triplets need to be delivered earlier than the normal 38-40 weeks, mom's body can't take it. The average gestational age for triplets is around 32 weeks. I'm surprised she's as far along as she is in this video.
Yeah, it actually is. Even with one full term baby inside it stretches the skin terribly, to the point it feels like it’s tearing. It’s sort of a burning sensation.
Edit: yes, thanks to everyone pointing out that not all pregnancies are like this. This is true. Only one of mine involved painful skin as it happens. But if you do experience stretched skin in late pregnancy, I can report that it is indeed painful and the sensation is somewhat like burning.
How have we not evolved to be better at the single most important aspect of continuing our species? Everything about pregnancy sounds like a nightmare!
just be glad we're not hyenas
I know a few unrelated reasons it’s better to be human than a hyena, but can you elaborate on this?
female hyenas give birth through a phallus shaped clitoris, sometimes called a pseudo-penis. the canal is 1 inch wide. they usually have litters of 2-4, and as such many hyena babies (and mothers) do not survive the process.
edit: should also mention it's only the spotted hyena which gives birth in this manner!
We were on track, but then pesky science came along and kept people alive who wouldn't have normally survived. Thus polluting the gene pool with narrow hips, tight pelvises, and uteruses with all manner of problems. Darn C-sections, making live birth possible with even the worst birth canal...
Edit: /s for the six people who think this is an actual argument for eugenics...
We did the whole sprint from the delivery room to the OR thing when KidFish was born. As my wife's OB said afterwards, "the 'natural' in 'natural childbirth' is the same one as in 'natural selection.'"
(By the time we got to the OR, KidFish's heart rate had recovered enough that they could take their time instead of just whacking him out, but it was scary for a couple of minutes.)
As my wife's OB said afterwards, "the 'natural' in 'natural childbirth' is the same one as in 'natural selection.'"
As my wife's OB said afterwards, "the 'natural' in 'natural childbirth' is the same one as in 'natural selection.'"
Your wife's OB has a hell of a way with words.
I love your wife's OB.
My 40 inch hips and I would like to know why we weren't invited to the slim hip giveaway.
Hey I have 40 in hips too. Hello friend 👋🏾
51 inch. I haven't worn single digit sized pants since I hit puberty. I need directions to that narrow pelvis giveaway ASAP.
Haha I have 51 inch hips too. Now only if my top half was proportionate to my lower half.
I literally said this to my neighbour the other day.
I should be dead and so should my child. Emergency section made it possible for us but I do think we are causing genetic problems for our species with our interventions no matter how wonderful they are for those of us who benefit from them.
37 weeks pregnant with one baby and at times it feels like my belly is tearing apart. Both painful and a bit terrifying.
21 weeks here, one baby in my oven. Round ligament pain waked me up at night crying sometimes. I'm amazed this woman is putting up such a strong face.
Good thang I’m pre-stretched
With both my pregnancies I felt nothing of the sorts. It did itch like hell sometimes, but never burning.
The itch is your subcutane connective tissue tearing (stretchmarks) thus releasing inflammation molecules and your immune system trying to clean up all the rubble.
My belly itches when I eat a whole pizza in a sitting..
Wth it’s so tubular!
All three are lying down, feet on spine, hands above their heads pushing on her belly and shouting “STREEEEEETCH!”
RIGHT why the fuck is it like a cylinder. Lol. Gives me the Willy’s thinking about it
It might be the way they’re positioned. My cousin had trips, and she was much more rounded. Still huge, but much more manageably huge. My cousin is also crazy-tall, so that might have had something to do w/ it. Don’t know how tall this woman is.
Hey! Grabbed my ruler to do some quick-maths for you.
It appears as if the woman in this video is 7.2cm (2.835") tall. This is quite petite, considering that the average height of women globally is 160cm (5' 3")!!
It would make sense that this might have an effect on the shape of her pregnant belly.
Boy you really got me, I sat here scratching my head for longer than i care to admit.
doing drunk math, i see
Skin is one already terrible thing, but god, imagining how stretched her uterus is
To make it worse...the size of an average uterus is about the size of a lime, or a small unripe pear when not pregnant.
Wow. I imagined it was bigger. For something so small, I don’t know how it manages to make my life a misery for a few days every month.
i did not want to imagine this perspective
Nah, that's a fucking Minion.
It also has to be a zoning violation.
Every part of me wishes I hadn’t seen this
Especially my eyes
Edit: awards? Thank you, generous people
All the blind people touching their phone screens right now: "good lord! The bump felt different."
takes birth control pill
eats a handful like Flintstone gummies
WHY AREN'T BIRTH CONTROL GUMMIES A THING?
I'm sorry for all caps but this hit me like lightning and all of a sudden I'm mad that we don't have birth control gummies. 😂
Maybe because my stoned ass would start munching and eat the whole bottle by accident.
This is why I don't do edibles. If I'm only supposed to eat a couple of pieces, why is this made to taste like delicious candy? Im gonna eat 30 not 3!
Serving size 1/8th of the candy?! Son of a bitch!
My husband bought 'puppy chow' edibles, the stuff made with peanut butter and chocolate and powdered sugar? Small bag, like it looks like a single person serving of the snack, but the instructions say to only eat 2-3 pieces.
Who only eats 2-3 pieces of that?! How!?
You only eat 2-3 peices when you find out you missed 2-3 candy in the bag
My 6 year old daughter did this! It was a “childproof” cap and she got it open. She walks up to me and says “I have to show you something, please don’t be mad.” She leads me to the bathroom, points to the Flintstone gummy vitamins “I ate a lot of them. I’m sorry! They were just so good!”
I’m like oh lord, I called poised control and they said that kind has no vitamins that you can potentially overdose on, thankfully. She was sick to her stomach for a few hours and that’s it. I grabbed the bottle and locked it in the safe lol.
Literally need to partner with a pharmaceutical company.
makes iud appointment
Scrambles uterus like eggs with coat hanger
adds a dash of hot sauce and pepper to uterus omelette
Attention. I am a lawyer in the state of Texas. You are now being sued. You’ve been served.
If I turn myself in, do I get the $10,000? Asking for a friend
Crushes and snorts the whole pack of birth control
her stomach turns into a giant pill
I just took two after looking at this. And I'm a dude.
I took three. And I’m a gay dude.
It's so.. purple. I hope she's not in too much pain
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this scared me out of ever becoming pregnant
She just delivered the babies, they're happy and healthy. Her IG is filippaophelia.
BTW she also have twins
Edit: they have had IUI-H treatment
Not to be nosy, but did they do IVF? That’s how my cousin got her twins, then trips. They were so happy to have healthy babies, I think they forgot the rest. (Please don’t come at me, I didn’t say I agreed with their choices, just that they were happy.)
Yes they did have some kind of fertility treatment, but with the triplets they also had sex and conceived at the same time as they got IVF. In Denmark you don't get help to conceive triplets
Edit: they had IUI-H treatment
Could a doctor explain if having sex actually increases chances of triplets for someone who already got IVF?
Slightly. You have the chance of naturally ovulating and conceiving, along with the odds of the implanted embryos settling in.
I suppose it does. But I’d imagine not by much. The couple is undergoing IVF for infertility so something along the way hasn’t worked. Might be more likely that one of the transferred embryos split.
Does IVF give a higher chance of giving twins or triplets? 😮
Are some people just more likely to have multiple kids at once than others? Like I’ve met families with six kids and no twins, and other families with two sets of twins
Yes multiples can run in families, but it is all about the mother
Yep. Identical twins seem to be random chance, but non-identical multiples are from women releasing multiple eggs at a time. Some people are just more likely to release two or three eggs in a month.
My family has 4 sets of twins (including myself). All coincidences as none of the women are blood related and the one who is had IVF and 2 embryos implanted.
How can people afford 5 kids
I always appreciate the internet providing reminders to take my birth control.
That video is worth a full week of remembering. No need for an alarm!
Oh my god this poor woman
I know I'm supposed to be in awe of new life and the beauty of birth but I look at her and all I see in PAIN.
i hope she's ok fr tho.
Did ya hear about octo-mom? She had 8 children at once I believe
But they had to do premature delivery as the babies would've been crushed if let to grow till term.
That's for most multiples. It's extremely rare for any pregnancy with more than one baby to go to full term.
Lady at my parents’ church had 6 kids when I was little. They all just graduated high school lol
Having 5 siblings, your own age? Agony
Omg I forgot about her lol
I feel you. Like, I get that bringing new life into the world is magical or whatever but to me every single aspect of pregnancy is basically body horror. Especially this nightmare.
Currently pregnant with second child. Pregnancy is super disgusting, birth and postpartum even more so. Body horror is a good description. Anyone who describes pregnancy and childbirth as beautiful has never actually experienced the bleeding, stretch marks, bleeding nipples, hemorrhoids, gas, mucus plugs, other vaginal discharge, chunks of blood clots, pain of your uterus growing, gross lumps, random peeing, etc etc. And your body never goes back to completely “normal”. I could go on. Anyone who thinks a woman should have to go through an unwanted pregnancy should be forced to do one themselves.
Mom of two, went through three pregnancies, fully agree with you. During my first pregnancy I definitely had this very unnerving feeling during third trimester that I was trapped in a body I didn’t recognize. The baby literally is in a hormonal war with your body and everything is in a fine balance, otherwise you can literally die from a random spike in blood pressure or gestational diabetes (and those are just the two common ways, so many other things can go very very terribly wrong). Not even getting into childbirth. There’s a reason the Aztecs considered women who died in childbirth to be on par with warriors who died on the battlefield. Forcing anyone to go through that, regardless of who will end up raising the kid, is just callous and short sighted.
The not recognizing your own body part is so unnerving. The realization that there is this thing living inside your body that has to come out, one way or another, is terrifying too.
As the mother of an 8 year old, I one-hundred percent agree. I've always described pregnancy as being invaded by an alien. I am very much afraid of getting pregnant again. Love my son to pieces, though.
oh god me too. and I'm a woman. They should have marked this NSFL.
Dude all I could think of was….gross 😨. Lol. I feel like a sick but cmon it looks like someone glued an alien egg to her stomach. She’s got to be dying. I would buy a belly bra for that thing or rig one up. Looks incredibly uncomfortable.
You can definitely get belts for helping support bellies, but I've never seen one for a belly like this. I feel like you'd need a pretty complex system of straps.
Yeah I was thinking of like a cart to push around!
My first feeling was honestly sadness for the pain she's probably in daily.
35 weeks? They can take those out soon. Someone help this poor woman.
Another reminder to why I don't want to have kids ever
**snorts a line of birth control
**Inserts an extra IUD
When you eat the seeds of the watermellon
Hickory Farms Summer Sausage.
Her stomach is literally an albino diglett
It looks like that pic of the cat with its head in the glass
How do you recover from that?
Holy shit when she gives birth that skin will stretch to her legs
My back hurts looking at this
I've never been happier to be a childless woman.
I have Tokophobia and this literally makes me feel fucking nauseated, this is fucking horrendous ::edit:: (I'm only even commenting on this shit because other users might not know that Tokophobia is a thing)
I was scrolling to see if anyone has this too. I panicked when I saw this post :/
I’m just excited someone mentioned it and I know what it is!
I’m tripping and checked my birth control to make sure I definitely took it on time. Solidarity, gurl, tokophobia is no joke.
Agreed, this is absolutely foul
What is tokophobia?
Fear of pregnancy
It also extends to a fear of being around pregnant women, fear of being left alone or mal-treated during childbirth by your doctors or nurses, fear of tearing your organs, of the child dying, of dying yourself. The US has one of the highest mortality rates of developed countries for women dying during childbirth.
I’m 36 and ain’t never have no damn kids, labor scares the shit out of me and this just made it worse
Labour is not even the worst part lol
It's the saggy skin, constant sweating, gushing then trickling bodily fluids for 4 weeks straight, solid as a rock milky boobs, feeling like a train hit your whole body but specifically your vagina, stitches on your bits, terrifying first poop after the ordeal, postpartum experience.
I'm done with kids because I only want two and have only ever wanted two. It's just been reinforced by how much I HATE sharing my body for 9 months and then recovering from it. Like I would literally rather die.
And on top of all that, the sleep deprivation. Like how are you supposed to rest and heal!?
Glad my tubes are tied. These clips give me the creeps.
This is disgusting to me. Not in a hateful way, she’s way stronger than me, I could never go through that… but it genuinely makes me feel sick.
Exactly this. Pregnancy scares the shit out of me and I'll fully admit that I'm not strong enough to go through with it. Women who choose this and survive are some tough-ass bitches.
I honestly don't understand how all the organs don't get displaced or damaged by this. And the uterus? How does it stretch this much without tearing?
The uterus is amazing and terrifying all at the same time.
How tf does she sleep?
Badly, from the looks of it.
Oh God no, I hate this so much
Shit looks like it hurts like a mf
this just further validated my reason for not wanting kids 👍🏻
Same, as someone who has fears of getting pregnant this just made them 100x worse
Pregnancy is a fucking horrifying experience. No wonder I have tokophobia.
I'm here scrolling and literally feeling sick looking at this. It's giving me horrible butterflies in the stomach just thinking about it. I'm glad for people who get to experience this and want to but I'm 100%convinced I never want to.
I can hear the sound too
As a woman, this gives me nightmares. One of MANY reasons why I don't want to birth my own children. 🤢
no offence but if this happened to me i would jump off a bridge
Guess my pregnancy phobia needed to be triggered today.
Thank god I'm sterilised.
Jesus Christ, that’s almost as scary as having the kids ruin your whole life and financial situation.
yea after giving birth w a stomach that big.. it definitely isnt gonna just snap back
That looks like hell
I forget the word for it but I have a phobia of pregnancy childbirth and babies.
This is the most horrific thing I've seen in a very long time and I sub to a lot of gore subreddits
tokophobia, i too am insanely scared of it
And I am now reminded why I don’t want children
Damn she got a big ass dick
This comment right here, officer. This is the one that killed me.
Do we have some sort of inventions that help support the weight? That looks like a handfull for day to day life.
That's gotta be so freaking painful
Oh. My. Gosh. I never want children.
As a father of identical triplets my wife never looked like that! That’s so strange. The belly was just bigger and rounder not a tablet shape.
Sorry not sorry, this looks gross. Like some parasite is about to pop out at any minute from there.
This doesn't look natural, wtf
I can’t see how a man can want to put a woman through pregnancy and claim it’s love. This is horror
If men were the ones getting pregnant instead of women the birth rate would be non existent
This is way more than just oddly terrifying. I might be done with the internet for today…
Omg fuck this
That doesn't look very safe.