A 26-year-old mother surpassed all odds as she naturally conceived and gave birth to identical triplets in a 1 in 200 million chance. Katie Crowe and her partner Rob Ellis from the UK were stunned when a 12-week scan revealed they were expecting triplets. While identical twins are relatively common (one in 250 births), identical triplets are much rarer (one in 200 million births). Fortunately, three boys were born healthy, while their parents admitted that they had to put labels in order not to confuse them.
«When I found out I was pregnant with three children, I thought: «We can’t afford a big car or a big house.» «But my grandmother told me that everything happens for a reason, and these are the cards that life has dealt you. And now that they’re here, I just feel like I’m in a bubble of happiness. They’re just amazing. «While the couple, who also have a 4-year-old son, were trying to have another child so that Jacob would have a brother or sister, their family doubled overnight when Katie gave birth to triplets Eddie, Tommy and Joshua. «I started to get into my old maternity clothes and began to pull up a little, so we thought that I had moved much further than the term,» she added.
Five seconds after sonography placed the scanner on my stomach, she asked me to take a deep breath. I thought she was going to tell me the bad news, but she just said: «I hear three heartbeats.» «According to Mom, absorbing all the information in such a short time was not an easy job. We were taken to a side room. I was crying, and Rob was pale as a sheet,» she added. While the pregnancy lasted without serious problems until the 26th week, doctors then discovered that one of the triplets had apparently stopped gaining weight.
After a visit to a specialist in multiple births, doctors confirmed that Katie was really waiting for identical triplets. At the 28th week of pregnancy, the mother began contractions, which the doctors were able to stop in time. However, after 30 weeks, the contractions resumed, and Katie was rushed to the hospital, where she had an emergency caesarean section and gave birth to three healthy boys. it’s so incredibly good that I can’t help but thank them.» What do you think about this story? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to share this post with your family and friends!