Woman Gives Birth to Triplets After Hospital Visit For What She Thought Was Kidney Stones

A South Dakota woman felt something painful in her abdomen, so she went to a hospital thinking she would need surgery to break up some kidney stones. Turns out she was pregnant.

Dannette Giltz had no idea that once she got to the hospital, she would later give birth to triplets.

"I started getting pains, I figured it was kidney stones because I've went through them before," Dannette said on KOTA TV.

She took a urinalysis test and later learned that it wasn't kidney stones, but in fact, labor. She was told that she was about to give birth to twins. She and Austin Giltz were about to double the amount of children in their household since they already had two together.

"It was quiet, we thought they were done," Dannette said. "He's over there, kind of like rocking like, thinking of the names and then she's like well we need another blanket and his reaction is like excuse me, put it back, no, I was told I have twins, I'm not doing triplets. She's like no, there's three babies in here, there's triplets."

In a matter of four minutes, three children arrived into the world. Austin Giltz named them Blaze, Gypsy and Nikki — two girls and a boy. One of the Giltz's children before the hospital visit, Ronnie, said he once wished of having two sisters and a brother.

"One time I seen a shooting star and I wished for a baby brother, and I wished for like two sisters for my little sister because she always wanted a little sister, I knew this day was always going to come," Ronnie said.

The father said he was still trying to wrap his head around what happened, even when they were leaving the hospital.

"Once we left the hospital, she's out of the hospital, I know she's okay. I'm overwhelmed honestly, it's still exploding in my head," Austin said

And then there was the mother, who said the whole event was "crazy," especially since she got admitted to the hospital for something completely different.

"You don't ever see triplets being conceived naturally, let alone going 34 weeks without knowing. So, everyone's like I can't believe it, I'm like we're still in shock, trust me, we know what you mean like 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," Dannette said.

The Giltz family said friends, family and even complete strangers donated supplies during their unexpected family.

"It's amazing in a small town how many people will come together for stuff that's not expected," Dannette said.

South Dakota Triplets
During a matter of four minutes in South Dakota, three children arrived into the world. Austin Giltz named them Blaze, Gypsy and Nikki — two girls and a boy. Photo via screenshot from KOTA TV