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Woman beats odds, gives birth to 2 sets of twins

  • ASSOCIATED PRESSTressa Montalvo places her hand on her newborn son, Blaine, at The Women's Hospital of Texas on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, in Houston. Montalvo gave birth to two sets of identical twins on Valentine's Day, born at 31 weeks. The arrival of Ace and Blaine then Cash and Dylan a minute later was even more unusual because the Montalvos did not take fertility drugs or use in-vitro fertilization. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Brett Coomer )
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    Tressa Montalvo places her hand on her newborn son, Blaine, at The Women's Hospital of Texas on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, in Houston. Montalvo gave birth to two sets of identical twins on Valentine's Day, born at 31 weeks. The arrival of Ace and Blaine then Cash and Dylan a minute later was even more unusual because the Montalvos did not take fertility drugs or use in-vitro fertilization. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Brett Coomer )
  • ASSOCIATED PRESSManuel Montalvo holds his 2-year-old son, Memphis, as he looks in on Ace Montalvo, one of his four newborn sons at The Women's Hospital of Texas on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, in Houston. Montalvo's wife, Tessa, gave birth to two sets of identical twins on Valentine's Day, born at 31 weeks. The arrival of Ace and Blaine then Cash and Dylan a minute later was even more unusual because the Montalvos did not take fertility drugs or use in-vitro fertilization. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Brett Coomer )
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    Manuel Montalvo holds his 2-year-old son, Memphis, as he looks in on Ace Montalvo, one of his four newborn sons at The Women's Hospital of Texas on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, in Houston. Montalvo's wife, Tessa, gave birth to two sets of identical twins on Valentine's Day, born at 31 weeks. The arrival of Ace and Blaine then Cash and Dylan a minute later was even more unusual because the Montalvos did not take fertility drugs or use in-vitro fertilization. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Brett Coomer )
  • ASSOCIATED PRESSTressa Montalvo delivered two sets of identical twin boys on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, Valentine's Day, at The Woman's Hospital of Texas in Houston.  Montalvo delivered sons Ace, top left, and Blaine, top right, at 8:51 a.m. Sons Cash, bottom left, and Dylan arrived a minute later. Ace weighed 3 pounds, 10 ounces, and Blaine weighed in at 3 pounds, 15 ounces. Cash weighed in at 2 pounds, 15 ounces, and Dylan at 3 pounds, 6 ounces. Montalvo says she and her 43-year-old husband, Manuel, planned the pregnancy but didn't use fertility drugs. (AP Photos/Houston Chronicle, Brett Coomer)
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    Tressa Montalvo delivered two sets of identical twin boys on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, Valentine's Day, at The Woman's Hospital of Texas in Houston. Montalvo delivered sons Ace, top left, and Blaine, top right, at 8:51 a.m. Sons Cash, bottom left, and Dylan arrived a minute later. Ace weighed 3 pounds, 10 ounces, and Blaine weighed in at 3 pounds, 15 ounces. Cash weighed in at 2 pounds, 15 ounces, and Dylan at 3 pounds, 6 ounces. Montalvo says she and her 43-year-old husband, Manuel, planned the pregnancy but didn't use fertility drugs. (AP Photos/Houston Chronicle, Brett Coomer)

HOUSTON >> A Texas woman has beaten long odds in delivering two sets of identical twin boys.

The Houston Chronicle reports Tressa Montalvo delivered her sons on Thursday — Valentine’s Day — at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas.

It says the odds of giving such a birth naturally are one in 70 million.

The 36-year-old Montalvo delivered sons Ace and Blaine at 8:51 a.m. Ace weighed 3 pounds, 10 ounces, and Blaine weighed in at 3 pounds, 15 ounces. Sons Cash and Dylan arrived a minute later — Cash at 2 pounds, 15 ounces, and Dylan at 3 pounds, 6 ounces.

Montalvo says she and her 43-year-old husband, Manuel, planned the pregnancy but didn’t use fertility drugs. In her words, "I guess we just succeeded a little too much."

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