When a mother got her check-up done for the first time, she was sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ to hear that three children were growing in her ᴡᴏᴍʙ. However, later, she felt good about the experience of those children coming into the world. So far, such a case has happened in the world only once in 200 million cases.
Zahra Amiraabadi, 28, of Nottingham, United Kingdom, gave birth to three daughters, Roya, Adina, and Sefia in December 2021. Zahra and her husband, Ashraf Reid, had found out from a checkup during the last 12 weeks that they were going to be parents to three children.
Zahra and Ashraf were both born twins in their respective families. But they never thought that they would have three children together. “When I went to get my check up, joking with Ashraf, I said that what would happen if our child were twins?” On this, Ashraf said that this would not happen. In fact, Ashraf’s point turned out to be right.
“All through the checkup, when we came to know that I was going to be the mother of not one, not two, but three children, my mouth screamed, and later I also laughed,” the mom said.
Zahra revealed that she was constantly tired during her pregnancy, napping twice a day throughout, and said, “I was so big that I was struggling to sleep through the night.”
“I had a planned C-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ,” added Zahra, “and we were told ahead of the birth of triplets that they would be born at 26 weeks or earlier. Roya was born weighing 5lbs 10oz, Adina was 5lbs 2oz, and Sefia was the smallest at 4lbs 4oz.
When the three were born, two daughters, Roya and Adina, were attached to the same ᴘʟᴀᴄᴇɴᴛᴀ, while Sefia was attached to a different ɴᴏsᴛʀɪʟ.
They are known as spontaneous identical triplets. They all looked alike in appearance. Now all three are about 7 months old.
Zahra described the day the triplets were born as the best day of her life. She said, “It was definitely the best day of my life. Obviously, in the build up to it, I was excited for them to be born, but I didn’t think it would be so amazing. I remember I heard the first baby cry and I just started sobbing. Then I did the same thing again and again, it was just beautiful.”