A MUM is now raising 14 children after naturally conceiving quintuplets, triplets and two sets of twins.
After two miscarriages, Karen, 40, and Deon Derrico, 49, welcomed four sets of multiple births back to back after welcoming their two oldest children Darrian, 16 and Derrick, 11.
Karen and Deon Derrico are parents of 14 childrenCredit: Instagram
First came twins Dallas and Denver, 10, followed by Deniko, Dariz, Deonee, Daician and Daiten, 8.
Karen then delivered twins Diez and Dior, 3, who are often referred to as the “triplins” as tragically their triplet brother Carter, who passed away just a couple of hours after delivery.
While all of the Derrico children are given named beginning with ‘D’, Carter was the exception as his parents wanted to give him a special and different name.
And in 2019 Karen and Deon became parents again, welcoming triplets Dawsyn, De’Aren, and Dyver, rounding off their brood to 14.
They are raising two sets of twins, triplets and a set of quintuplets, all conceived naturallyCredit: Instagram
The reason the Las Vegas couple have conceived so many multiples is due to Karen’s overactive ovaries, which causes the release of multiple eggs per cycle.
“Having four set of multiples back to back is getting struck by lightning, while getting struck by lightning” says real estate investor Deon.
“Many parents know with just one child, two children, it’s a job. But when you have soon-to-be 14, it’s a job.”
Karen adds: “We have our good days and our bad days.
Karen has overactive ovaries which see her release multiple eggs each cycleCredit: Instagram
The couple’s second set of twins are known as the “triplins” as their triplet brother Carter sadly died after birthCredit: Instagram
“But there’s always enough love.”
With 14 kids in tow, Karen Derrico runs a tight ship.
The stay-at-home mum, who has a background in childhood education, ensures that everyone is out of bed at 8am ready for homeschooling with the two eldest chipping in to help.
Speaking to Zora, Karen says: “We let them know there’s 14 of ya’ll and two of us.
“With my early childhood background, I’ve been in those classrooms with one teacher for 20 children.
I felt like God was always preparing me for this, and I never knew it.
“So I felt like God was always preparing me for this, and I never knew it.”
What God did not prepare Karen for was the cost of raising her bumper brood.
The mum previously told People magazine that she spends between $2,500 (£1,800) and $3,500 (£2,523) a month on food alone.
But Karen isn’t resentful.
“This is us, this is our life,” she added, “We chose to have a large family, we also chose to make sure that we can provide for our large family.”
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