Charlotte, Cora, and Emma are 10-week-old identical triplets who defied all odds, as experts say their birth rates range from 1 in 1 million to 1 in 200 million.
Babies ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇᴅ naturally were the result of a ꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴢᴇᴅ ᴇɢɢ splitting into three, causing the ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏs to share the same ᴘʟᴀᴄᴇɴᴛᴀ. This is a very rare thing to happen, and hence the story of Lauren and Andrew Getting, the parents, is drawing attention.
“They are true miracles,” Lauren said. She says that they found out when she was six weeks pregnant last March. She and Andrew had been married just four months earlier.
“By the end of my first trimester, I was already as big as most women in their third. It was the hardest physical thing I’ve ever done in my life,” said Lauren.
As it was a ʜɪɢʜ-ʀɪsᴋ pregnancy, she was treated by specialist Victor Klein, vice president of obstetrics and gynecology at North Shore University Hospital in Illinois.
The babies were born on September 4 via C-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ at 32 weeks. Charlotte was born first, then Emma, and finally Cora. They stayed in the hospital for a further seven weeks until they were released.
To tell them apart, their parents use a different color of kid-safe nail polish on their toes. “Cora is peach, Charlotte is green, and Emma is purple,” explains Lauren.