Most mothers would be shocked to find out they were expecting twins.
But the surprise was more than most for Stacey Wright who gave birth to two sets of twins within 14 months.
The 29-year old was stunned when she discovered she was pregnant with her second set of twins – despite being on the contraceptive pill.
Miss Wright, who lives in Maidstone, Kent, with her partner Peter Podolski, 28, a doorman, first had sons Harry and Oscar in April 2010.
But the following January she was astonished to hear she was pregnant again – with more twins.
And she went on to deliver daughters Annie and Eliza prematurely in June 2011.
The odds of having two sets of twins are 1 in 700,000 – but having two sets so close together is considered highly unusual.
She said: ‘It really was meant to be.
‘To fall pregnant with my second set of twins whilst I was on the contraceptive pill meant that it certainly was fate.
‘To have two sets of twins within 14 months of each other is astounding – and it took a while to sink in.’
Miss Wright had been shocked when she learnt she was expecting her first set of twins, who had been conceived without fertility treatment.
She went for a scan and the sonographer announced that she could see two heart beats.
Miss Wright, a full time mother, said: ‘I wasn’t expecting to be told that I was pregnant with twins. So it was a shock. But once we got over the shock, I was looking forward to having two babies.’