The couple got the shock of their lives when the doctor revealed to them that they would become parents of not one, not two, but three babies! The chances of a woman giving birth to identical triplets are extremely rare – one in 200,000,000 to be precise! Nevertheless, 28-year-old Zahra Amirabadi gave birth to her daughters in December 2021, and all three look like… three drops of water!
Zahra and her fiancé Ashraf Reid discovered the happy news at the 12-week ultrasound. Even though there are twins in the family, the couple never expected that they would have triplets and even identical ones!
“When the gynecologist told us that I was pregnant with triplets, we were sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ! We couldn’t believe it!”, Zahra said, adding, “At first we were laughing nervously, and then we were crying with emotion.”
Zahra gave birth to three daughters weighing about 4lbs to 5lbs in December 2021. The triplets Roya, Adina and Sefia are now eight months old and all looked alike in appearance.
When the three were born, Roya and Adina were attached to the same ᴘʟᴀᴄᴇɴᴛᴀ while Sefia was attached to a different ɴᴏsᴛʀɪʟ. Zahra revealed that she was constantly tired during her pregnancy, sleeping twice a day throughout and even said her belly was so big she could barely walk.
Looking back on the day she gave birth, she said it was the best day of her life. “I remember hearing the first cry of the first baby and I started sobbing, then I did the same thing over and over again, it was just wonderful. All three were healthy and I immediately hugged them. It was perfect. Everything went well… Only Sefia was born quite small, so she had to be transferred to the neonatal unit, but she was fine.”