When we heard about a new procedure that can check a fertilized egg’s viability before it’s implanted, we thought there might be fewer multiple births in the future. Well, it’s not looking that way. Apparently women, especially career-oriented ones, are hoping more than one egg will take when they get in vitro, so they can get more than one pregnancy and child birth over with at the same time. An article in Page Six Magazine this weekend included interviews with mothers who happily gave birth to twins. After the jump, a few of our favorite quotes from ladies who loved getting “two for the price of one.”
“I have my body back,” says a Gramercy Park mom with 3-year-old twin girls (who asked to remain anonymous to protect her family’s privacy). “And while my friends are bracing themselves for baby number two and all the sleep deprivation and chaos that comes with it, we are planning a family trip to Hawaii.”
“I wanted three kids,” says the Tribeca mom, whose daughter Blaise, 4, was conceived via IVF. “My husband wanted two. So when we used IVF to try for a second child, I was thrilled when I found out we were pregnant with twins. It’s two for the price of one.”
“I was thrilled. I thought, ‘Now I have two kids, so if I never want to go through [IVF] again I don’t have to.’ ”
This is certainly not what would come to mind first when we think about having twins. No, our thoughts are more along the lines of how you’d get twice as huge, be in labor for longer, and have two babies to take care of. But, when you really think about it, as selfish as these women, they do have a point.