Mother gives birth to third twins

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A woman has given birth to her third set of twins, beating odds of 500,000 to one.

Karen Rodger, 41, and her husband Colin, 44, welcomed two baby girls into the world on Wednesday at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow.

The girls, named Rowan and Isla, are not identical and were delivered by caesarean section, with Rowan weighing 5lbs 8oz followed two minutes later by Isla weighing 6lbs.

Mr and Mrs Rodger, from Langbank in Renfrewshire, already have four boys - Lewis and Kyle who are aged 14, and Finn and Jude who are 12.

"I just could not believe it. It never crossed my mind that it would be twins again, I just thought that just doesn't happen to people like me but I'm absolutely delighted," Mrs Rodger said.

The dance lecturer found out she was having twins again during a scan six weeks into the pregnancy and sent a text message with the news to her husband.

"He thought I was joking and immediately wrote back to say 'this is not funny'. I had to explain that it really was true," she said.

Mrs Rodger said she was convinced she was having two boys again, and is still trying to get her head around the fact there will be more girls in the house now.

She expressed her excitement at having a family of six children, even though it means she needs a new car as her seven-seater people carrier won't fit all of her children and the pram.

Copyright Press Association 2013


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