A Miami mother says she was surprised to learn she was pregnant again, this time with triplets. That’s because Sharon Lewis is 47 and already has two older children, a 25-year-old daughter and a 14-year-old son. Doctors say it’s rare for a woman of her age to have ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇᴅ the babies naturally without ꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ.
The school cafeteria monitor wasn’t trying to become pregnant and thought it was impossible at her age when she was told she’d be giving birth to three baby boys. Dylan, Denere, and Denard were delivered by ᴄ-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ early, on March 18th, at 30 weeks. Doctors decided to deliver early because she developed ʜɪɢʜ ʙʟᴏᴏᴅ ᴘʀᴇssᴜʀᴇ. Each of the babies weighed about two pounds at birth and is now closer to four pounds.
“This was all a big surprise to me, but it was a wonderful surprise,” Lewis said. “I felt that nobody but God had blessed my ᴡᴏᴍʙ at the age of 47. I believe he brought me to it; I believe he will bring me through it,” she said with a smile at Tuesday’s press conference.
She plans for the latest three additions to keep her young and vibrant. She said her older children can’t wait to have them home, and she has lots of family to help.
They were cared for in the ɴᴇᴏɴᴀᴛᴀʟ ɪɴᴛᴇɴsɪᴠᴇ ᴄᴀʀᴇ ᴜɴɪᴛ at Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center.
The triplets were scheduled to leave the hospital on Tuesday after a press conference. Lewis, a school cafeteria monitor, says the triplets were a big surprise, but “it was a wonderful surprise.”