The chances of having identical triplets ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇᴅ naturally are one in 200 million. This woman is one of the few who beat the odds and gave birth to identical sons.
A mother beat the one in 200 million chance of giving birth to identical triplets ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇᴅ naturally, doubling her family overnight. This 26-year-old mother from Wales in the United Kingdom couldn’t believe it when she found out that her twins were actually triplets, the Daily Mail reports.
Katie Craw and her partner Rob Ellis were left in sʜᴏᴄᴋ when they found out at their 12-week check-up that they were actually having triplets. Normally triplets are not identical because they are formed from two ᴇɢɢs, and then one ᴇɢɢ later develops twins, but Katie is one of the very rare women whose ᴇɢɢ split into three parts after ꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴢᴀᴛɪᴏɴ.
Katie and Rob already had one son, Jacob, now five, but they wanted another sibling for him. Fortunately, after just two months of trying, Katie became pregnant, and their family began preparing for another member.
“When we came for our examination, we found out in just five seconds that we had triplets. They took us to another room. I was constantly crying, and Rob was white as cheese. They revealed to us how rare it is, but that we can still have a safe pregnancy,” she said. Her sons, Joshua, Eddie and Tommy, are real little miracles, born on February 9 by ᴄᴀᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ, and they are all identical. At first Katie and Rob had to leave hospital tags on them so they knew who was who.
“When I found out I was pregnant with triplets, my first thought was that we couldn’t afford a bigger house or a car. It’s all a lot to take in. But my grandmother told me that everything happens for a reason and these are the cards that life dealt me. Now that they are here, I am so happy. They are simply beautiful,” said Katie.
She revealed that life with triplets is quite difficult, but that she was delighted with the kindness that her relatives and neighbors gave her. Their neighbors even left diapers, food and various baby items for them to help the young couple financially. For their triplets, Katie and Rob say they are a ray of sunshine in these difficult times.