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Mom makes decision to give birth at home, midwife says ‘Oh lord, there’s another’

September 16th, 2020

A Minnesota woman who was set to complete her third pregnancy recently got a surprise of a lifetime when she gave birth to twins instead of the single baby she was expecting.

Meagan Peoples and her husband Connor had thought that it would be their third child together.

However, it turns out, life had other plans in store for them. They got not only a third child but also a fourth. Up until the date of the birth, the couple had no idea.

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Meagan Peoples Source: Meagan Peoples

The two of them went into the delivery fully expecting one additional child.

However, Meagan and Connor went home with two new bundles of joy that day. The reason for the surprise was largely due to Covid-19.

“Meagan always has really large babies,” Connor told CBS Minnesota. “We were fully expecting that trend to continue, and have like a 13-pound baby.”

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YouTube Screenshot/ Meagan Peoples Source: YouTube Screenshot/ Meagan Peoples

The couple thought that, just like their other previous babies, this one would likely be pretty big too.

They were already used to it, and once again, Meagan was measuring larger than average.

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YouTube Screenshot/Meagan Peoples Source: YouTube Screenshot/Meagan Peoples

However, because of Covid-19 restrictions, they weren’t actually able to confirm that fact ahead of time.

Meagan was interested in doing an ultrasound as she had done with her other kids, but the rules at the imaging facility only permitted her to go alone.

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YouTube Screenshot/Meagan Peoples Source: YouTube Screenshot/Meagan Peoples

She was not allowed to bring any guests with her, not even her husband Connor.

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Meagan Peoples Source: Meagan Peoples

Instead of choosing for Meagan to visit the facility solo, they opted to forgo the ultrasound entirely.

It didn’t seem fair that one of them would get to experience the joy of seeing the baby for the first time without the other present.

“It’s his baby, too. I’m not going to come without my partner,” explained Meagan.

Ultimately, they decided to skip the hospital altogether.

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YouTube Screenshot/Meagan Peoples Source: YouTube Screenshot/Meagan Peoples

They organized for two midwives to come to their house to assist with a home birth.

On the day of delivery, everything was going smoothly. First, their baby boy, August, popped out. However, that wasn’t the end of the ordeal.

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Youtube Screenshot/Meagan Peoples Source: Youtube Screenshot/Meagan Peoples

The midwives immediately noticed that there was a second child lined up right behind the first one.

Seven minutes later, out popped baby number two — a baby girl named Aria.

“There’s two, and then a part of you is like, well, we weren’t expecting two, so is there a number three now?” said Connor.

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Meagan Peoples Source: Meagan Peoples

Everyone was pleasantly surprised, and in the end, the couple considered it a great blessing.

“I’ve been at home for months, it feels like,” said Meagan. “It made it really worth it when we ended up with two.”

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YouTube Screenshot/Meagan Peoples Source: YouTube Screenshot/Meagan Peoples

Because of the pandemic, Meagan hadn’t really been outside of the house in months.

The family was playing it as safe as possible, which based on all of the information we have currently, seems like a very good idea. At this point, no one is quite sure of the impact of Covid-19 on pregnant mothers. However, the consensus is that it is definitely bad news.

According to the CDC, contracting the virus may increase the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes. Additionally, pregnant women in general are at higher risk of contracting a more severe form of the illness compared to non-pregnant women.

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YouTube Screenshot/Meagan Peoples Source: YouTube Screenshot/Meagan Peoples

We can’t imagine how stressful it must have been for the family to go through a pregnancy in a time like this. However, we are so happy that it turned out okay for them in the end. Instead of one happy, healthy baby, they received two little miracles that day, and so far, everything is going just fine.

Check out a video of the full news story about the surprise twins below.

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Sources: WCCO – CBS Minnesota, CBS Minnesota, CDC

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