These little ones sure know how to defy the odds. A single mother said it was a “ᴍɪʀᴀᴄʟᴇ” that she had two sets of twins in a row by age 21 — despite being on ʙɪʀᴛʜ ᴄᴏɴᴛʀᴏʟ. Kaitlin Brooks, now 22, from Little Rock, Arkansas, was over the moon to discover she was ᴇxᴘᴇᴄᴛɪɴɢ twins in March 2019 and she welcomed her boys, Denver and Dayton Brooks, into the world that October at the age of 19. But the full-time mom couldn’t believe her luck when just after their first birthday she found out she was ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ with twins again – despite being on ʙɪʀᴛʜ ᴄᴏɴᴛʀᴏʟ – and she ɢᴀᴠᴇ ʙɪʀᴛʜ to Pierce and Piper Brooks in August 2021.
Remarkably, the mom-of-four claims that she’ll likely ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇ twins each time she falls ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ because she ʀᴇʟᴇᴀsᴇs two ᴇɢɢs during ᴏᴠᴜʟᴀᴛɪᴏɴ – a process known as ʜʏᴘᴇʀᴏᴠᴜʟᴀᴛɪᴏɴ. Due to this, the 22-year-old – who ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇᴅ her second set of twins while on the ᴘɪʟʟ – has ᴠᴏᴡᴇᴅ to eventually ʜᴀᴠᴇ ʜᴇʀ ᴛᴜʙᴇs ᴛɪᴇᴅ. But for now, Kaitlin, who described herself as ‘blessed’ to have two sets of ꜰʀᴀᴛᴇʀɴᴀʟ twins, said that she’s looking into becoming a sᴜʀʀᴏɢᴀᴛᴇ to help those who are unable to ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇ their own children.
Kaitlin said: “I had two sets of twins by the age of 21. I had my first set at 19 and second at 21. I feel that what’s happened is a ᴍɪʀᴀᴄʟᴇ because for the longest time I didn’t think I could get ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ. My doctor told me that every time I get ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ it will be twins because I ᴅʀᴏᴘ ᴛᴡᴏ ᴇɢɢs every time. The boys have just turned three and the babies are one and I have four toddlers and they’re into everything.”
After having four children before the age of 22, Kaitlin decided it was too difficult for her to ʀɪsᴋ having another set. And although the single mom-of-four is on ʙɪʀᴛʜ ᴄᴏɴᴛʀᴏʟ, she has ᴅᴇʙᴀᴛᴇᴅ ʜᴀᴠɪɴɢ ʜᴇʀ ᴛᴜʙᴇs ᴛɪᴇᴅ to ensure she won’t have any more children, since the ᴘɪʟʟ has ꜰᴀɪʟᴇᴅ her in the past. She said: “Knowing that if I fall ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ again I’ll have ᴍᴜʟᴛɪᴘʟᴇs again is sᴄᴀʀʏ because I don’t see how I could do another set. I think I’m going to get my ᴛᴜʙᴇs ᴛɪᴇᴅ because I don’t want to have to worry about that happening again.”
Kaitlin found out she was ᴇxᴘᴇᴄᴛɪɴɢ for the first time in March 2019 and although twins run in her family, she was still sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ. Kaitlin said: “I found out that I was ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ at five weeks and had my first ᴜʟᴛʀᴀsᴏᴜɴᴅ at eight weeks and it was twins. I was sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ. Twins do run in my family but it was way back in the day when my family had twins – my great grandmother’s sisters had twins and triplets. Denver is my ᴡɪʟᴅ child, it seems like he doesn’t have a ꜰᴇᴀʀ in the world. Dayton is more shy and he keeps to himself more, he can be like Denver sometimes because they’re always around each other but their personalities are totally different.”
The 22-year-old said she ɢᴀᴠᴇ ʙɪʀᴛʜ on October 29th 2019 when she was 38 weeks ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ. Denver arrived first weighing 6lbs 10.5oz and his little brother Dayton followed eight minutes later weighing 6lbs 7.7oz. Kaitlin had a great ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ but had to sᴛᴀʏ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ʜᴏsᴘɪᴛᴀʟ for a week after due to having ᴘᴏsᴛᴘᴀʀᴛᴜᴍ ᴘʀᴇᴇᴄʟᴀᴍᴘsɪᴀ- which is a ʀᴀʀᴇ condition that occurs when you have ʜɪɢʜ ʙʟᴏᴏᴅ ᴘʀᴇssᴜʀᴇ and ᴇxᴄᴇss ᴘʀᴏᴛᴇɪɴ ɪɴ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴜʀɪɴᴇ soon after ᴄʜɪʟᴅʙɪʀᴛʜ, according to Mayo Clinic. She found out she was ᴇxᴘᴇᴄᴛɪɴɢ again in November 2020, a month after the boys’ first birthday.
Kaitlin said: “It was a surprise again and another sʜᴏᴄᴋ for me. I definitely didn’t think it was twins again. I found out that I was ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ 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 ʙɪʀᴛʜ ᴄᴏɴᴛʀᴏʟ [the ᴘɪʟʟ] when I got ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ with the babies. I thought I was going to have to have a C-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ because Piper was ʙʀᴇᴀᴄʜɪɴɢ and within the last minute she ꜰʟɪᴘᴘᴇᴅ, so I was able to give birth to them naturally too. I had both of my sets naturally, I did have to have an ᴇᴘɪᴅᴜʀᴀʟ but I didn’t have a C-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ.”
After another stellar ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ, Kaitlin ɢᴀᴠᴇ ʙɪʀᴛʜ to her second set of twins after carrying them for 38 weeks and five days. She had another boy, Pierce Brooks who weighed 7lbs 5oz and a girl Piper Brooks, who was 6lbs 13oz. And luckily she had no ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟɪᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴs after the birth and was able to return home after 24 hours. Kaitlin said: “People are very sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ when I tell them that I’ve got two sets of twins because I’m only 22. A lot of people are sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ and they’re like ”I don’t see how you do it?” and I was like ‘I don’t really have a choice you know, this is my life’. I’m not planning on having any more of my own children. I’m happy with my four that I have now. I don’t know about getting it [ᴛᴜʙᴀʟ ʟɪɢᴀᴛɪᴏɴ] done at this age. I was looking into being a sᴜʀʀᴏɢᴀᴛᴇ because I know there’s a lot of mom’s out there that can’t carry their own, like I’ve been blessed to be able to do that.”