‘Super Fertile’ Mum Becomes Youngest Britain To Give Birth To Consecutive Sets Of Twins

A woman has beat odds of more than 700,000-to-1 to become the youngest mum in Britain to give birth to consecutive sets of twins – by the age of 21.

Supermum Annie Gladstone had her first pair four years ago and could now enter the record books after giving birth to healthy twin girls.

Annie and fiance Rich Porter, 26, conceived both pairs naturally and cannot understand their fertility, as neither of their families has a history of twins.

The full-time mum turned 22 just two weeks after non-identical twins Georgie and Frankiee arrived just five minutes apart on September 10.

It makes her the youngest Brit to give birth to consecutive sets of twins.

Annie, who now gets through 140 nappies a week, said: “We worked the odds out of more than 700,000-to-one, just because it’s so rare to not have a ‘filler baby’ between twins.

“It’s obviously a record I never set out to achieve. I do feel blessed that my family feels absolutely complete at such a young age.

“Now we’ve just got to get married.”

Annie always wanted another baby after daughter Lillie and son Jayden were born in April 2011, so was delighted when she realised in January she was pregnant again.

But her and Rich’s joy turned to shock when they had the 12-week scan and were told they were expecting two new arrivals.

“But now they’re finally here, I wouldn’t change them for the world.

The family-of-six live in Farnborough, Hampshire, where Rich works as a warehouse manager.

While neither of them are from big families, without any history of twins, their double double blessing has brought them closer together.

The healthy new arrivals, who like their older siblings are non-identical twins, were born just five minutes apart after a very short labour.

Annie said: “The labour was very quick – just over one hour.

“As soon as I saw them I fell completely in love. They are both absolutely gorgeous.

“Frankiee looks just like Rich and Georgie looks just like me.

“The midwife told us that since I’ve already done it twice, we’ve got a 50% chance of having twins again.

Rich added: “We’ve got four girls in the family so Jayden and I are slightly outnumbered these days.

“But he is going to be a brilliant big brother to them all.”

Jacque Gerrard, director for England at the Royal College of Midwives, said: “I have been a midwife for over 30 years and have never seen someone at such a young age have two sets of twins in succession like this.

Annie’s hectic routine is seeing her get through at least 20 nappies a day, and put on at least two loads of washing.

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