It’s not too often that a woman goes through a full-term pregnancy without the pregnancy being detected. Yet, this is exactly what happened to a South Dakota woman who recently gave birth to triplets when she went to the doctor for pains that she thought were associated with kidney stones.
Dannette Giltz of Sturgis, South DaKota told KOTA that, “I figured it was just kidney stones, because I’ve went through them [kidney stones] before.” Dannette and her husband, Austin already have two children and were not planning for more. To say that the birth of triplets has been a shock for their family has been an understatement. The couple who has been married for 12 years already had a son and a daughter.
When she went into labor, the doctors told her and her husband to expect for twins. According to KOTA, Dannette said, “It was quiet. We thought they were done. He’s [her husband] over there, kind of rocking, thinking of names and she’s like well we need another blanket. His reaction is like excuse me. Put it back. No! I was told that I have twins. I’m not doing triplets. She’s like no, there’s three babies in here, there’s triplets.”
Giltz admits that the surprise delivery has greatly changed and impacted her life. With the help of family members, friends and total strangers who have offered to help, Dannette and her family are doing well while on this crazy journey.
In a recent interview, Giltz stated “You don’t ever see triplets being conceived naturally, let alone going 34 weeks without knowing. I go to the doctor’s thinking I’ll have surgery for kidney stones and end up going into labor with a c-section that night. It’s crazy.”
The triplets are all healthy and will all be home soon. Their names are: Blaze, Gypsy and Nikki.
Of the surprise triplets, Giltz has stated, “It’s amazing in a small town, how many people will come together for stuck that’s not expected.”