Twins make Burow family complete

IT may have taken four heartbreaking years, but beaming parents Jamie and Tanya Burow, were finally able to provide a sibling for daughter Brittany.

Well, two to be exact.

The Rockhampton family this week welcomed healthy twins Macy Paige and Brady James.

They were the first to give birth to multiples at the Rock- hampton Hospital this year and they won't be the last if current trends continue.

Mrs Burow said while they knew multiple births were common with in-virto fertilisation (IVF), they were happy to try the procedure.

"Three is just perfect,'' Mrs Burow gushed. "They're all so special.''

Mrs Burow said they had turned to Monash IVF Rockhampton for help after trying to conceive naturally for two years without success.

She said it then took a further two years to fall pregnant with the help of science.

Mr Burow said they had initially wanted just one more child to be brother/sister to Brittany, 9, but were stoked that they ended up with two.

"We just wanted one. Two was a bonus really,'' he said.

Mr Burow, a construction worker, said multiple births were not unusual in their families, with both sides of the family tree boasting twins.

Little Brittany said she was "happy'' about the arrival of her new mates.

The twins were born at 9.20am on Tuesday via cesarean section, with Macy arriving first weighing in at 3120g followed a minute later by Brady at 2645g.

Rockhampton Hospital statistics show the hospital will welcome at least one set of multiple births per month this year.

In the financial year of 2003/ 2004, 13 sets of twins were born at the hospital, while in 2004/ 2005 15 sets were born.

In the past six months, seven sets of twins and one set of triplets were born at the hospital.

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