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Woman thought she had kidney stones but gives birth to triplets instead

A new mother has had the shock of her life after she was rushed to hospital for what she thought was kidney stones and ended up giving birth to triplets.

Dannette Glitz, from Sturgis in South Dakota in the US, had no idea she was pregnant as she did not feel any movement and did not experience any morning sickness.

In a post on Facebook , she said: "I started getting pains in my back and in my side and it felt like kidney stones.

"I kept pushing on till Saturday and I was in so much pain all I could do was lie in my bed and cry. It hurt to move and even breath."

Dannette thought she needed urgent surgery to break up the stones and went into hospital on August 10.

But was shocked when the doctor told her she was 34-weeks pregnant.


Initially the doctor thought she was having twins and the third baby even took them by surprise.

Dannette told KOTA-TV: "You don’t ever see triplets being conceived naturally, let alone going 34 weeks without knowing.

“So, everyone’s like, I can’t believe it. We’re still in shock, trust me.

“I go to the doctor’s thinking I’ll have surgery for kidney stones and end up going into labour with a c-section that night. It’s crazy.”



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