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Couple beat 200 MILLION to one odds to give birth to IDENTICAL triplets

20130929-204234.jpgA couple have beaten odds of 200 MILLION to one giving birth to a set of IDENTICAL triplets.

Bouncing baby girls Ffion, Maddison and Paige are now home for the first time after spending six weeks in intensive care.

And the girls are only here thanks to proud parents Karen and Ian Gilbert who claim they rejected doctors’ calls to terminate the pregnancy TWICE.

Medical professionals feared the rare birth – caused by a single egg splitting into three – could see the babies take each other’s fluid and space potentially killing one another.

But amazingly Ffion, Maddison and Paige – born weighing just 3.8lbs, 3.5lbs and 3.4lbs – have defied the odds and are now doing well aged eight weeks.

Mum Karen, 32, from Pontypool, Monmouthshire, gave birth two months early by c-section on August 2. …

She said: “It’s been crazy. I still feel like someone’s going to tell me I’ve had my time with them now and take them away.

“We got married, went on honeymoon to New York, and came back to find out we were expecting.

“At first we thought it was one, but at eight weeks I got some really bad pains. We thought it was a miscarriage but it turns out it was three babies fighting for space.

“The pregnancy has taken its toll but now I’m taking my time to recover and get to know my three beautiful girls. …


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This entry was posted on September 30, 2013 by in Biology, Strange.
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