Because she is still in school, Chloe Bates, 20 years old and living in Sunderland, England, has never intended to become pregnant or give birth.
When Chloe began to feel tired and uncomfortable inside, she never thought she could be pregnant. However, the results of the doctor’s examination sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ the university student because she was actually 10 weeks pregnant.
However, what sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ Chloe even more was revealed 4 weeks later. Ultrasound results show that she is pregnant with not one but three babies and this is a completely natural multiple pregnancy with an extremely rare rate of only about 1/4400.
At that time, Chloe was a sophomore in the Bachelor of Business and Management program at the University of Sunderland. Instead of choosing to give up her child or drop out of school, she was determined to do both. Every day, Chloe hugged her pregnant belly in the lecture hall.
Because of her triplet pregnancy, Chloe has to face many ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀs. 3 weeks before giving birth, Chloe was hospitalized for monitoring because of signs of ᴘʀᴇᴇᴄʟᴀᴍᴘsɪᴀ. Finally, three babies were born after a ᴄᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ at 33 weeks. In which, Jaxon weighed 1.58kg, Alana weighed 1.72kg and Aria weighed 1.27kg. Because the babies were born prematurely, they had to stay in the intensive care unit for a while before going home. So far, all three are healthy and growing very well.
Notably, Chloe says giving birth will not stop her on the learning path. Chloe’s boyfriend will be responsible for taking care of her three children while she completes her university degree.
“Having children is not in my plan at the moment. Taking care of three children at the same time is really tiring. However, just watching the children grow up healthy and lovely makes me feel that I consider myself the luckiest and happiest person in the world. I will try to complete the school program as planned so that in the future I can take care of my children’s better lives,” said Chloe.
Fortunately, this student mother also received a lot of help from friends and teachers when she returned to school.
Dr. Paul-Alan Armstrong, at the University of Sunderland, said, “As program leader, I greatly admire Chloe’s determination and personal motivation to continue her studies. I support her and wish her the best of luck as a successful mother of three and a future graduate of Sunderland.”