26-year-old Briton Katie Crow, being the mother of a beautiful son, could not have imagined that the second pregnancy would bring her three little ones at once.
The young woman learned about such massive refueling during a screening at the 12th week of pregnancy.
“Take a deep breath, I see three hearts,” the doctor stunned. To say Kathy was shocked is an understatement. She got pregnant naturally and there were no prerequisites for a multiple pregnancy.
But Katie didn’t yet know how unique her case was. Typically, two eggs are fertilized during triplets.
One of the eggs divides, forming two embryos. As a result, two twins and a not entirely similar baby were born.
But Katie’s three cubs were identical, so they were born exact copies of each other. This only happens once in 200 million births. In the event of multiple pregnancies, delivery is considered normal at 32 weeks.
Katie gave birth on the 30th. Contractions started and doctors performed an emergency cesarean section.
The operation completed successfully. Katie gave birth to three boys. Joshua and Eddie weighed 1.4kg and baby Tommy weighed 1.2kg.
The babies turned out to be so similar that Katie and her husband Rob had to temporarily leave hospital name tags on the little ones’ arms. Parents simply did not distinguish between their children.