Judit Agota and her partner, Glenn, from Oslo, Norway, were thrilled when they found out she was pregnant. Agota made sure to book an ultrasound as soon as possible.
In this ultrasound, the doctor told the couple what Agota admitted was worrying news to her at the time. This is because it was not what she and Glenn had planned. But, they had no idea that this was only the first sʜᴏᴄᴋ in a crazy journey.
During this first sonogram, the pair found out that they would be having twins. Then, a fortnight rolled around, and the doctor hit them with a ʙᴏᴍʙsʜᴇʟʟ at the next ultrasound.
They were told that they were not having twins but rather triplets. Agota, a triplet herself, was in disbelief. She said, “Two had already sounded like a heap of work, but three?! It was not possible at all! A triplet simply cannot have triplets.”
Beyond the sᴛʀᴇss of looking after three children, Agota also has a weak heart. Something that she was afraid would impact her dangerously if she carried three babies to full term.
This was alarming because she could struggle to pump enough blood to all three of the baby’s hearts, a strenuous activity for even those with healthy hearts.
The doctors had the same worries, advising her to ᴛᴇʀᴍɪɴᴀᴛᴇ one of the three ꜰᴇᴛᴜsᴇs so that she could have a safe pregnancy. Now she had a mortifying decision to make.
They never imagined they would be stuck in a car together, with red eyes, discussing whether or not they should ᴛᴇʀᴍɪɴᴀᴛᴇ one of their little ones. They also spoke about their shared fear of ʟᴏsɪɴɢ their babies, alongside the fear of having all three of them. Ultimately, this brave couple chose to ignore medical advice and hoped for a miracle.
Luckily, the pregnancy was finally successful. In January 2019, Filip, Amelia, and Henrik were born. Now, the babies can go home. The parents had new challenges to face in looking after three newborns. Although it was hard, the mother expressed, “Anything and everything is about the babies. Yet, even though it can get really tough at times, we have never once regretted our decision.”
There comes a time in everyone’s life when they need to make life-changing choices. Whichever road we choose is up to us, but we must always be prepared to face the consequences.