Woman Delivers Rare Identical Triplets

After six weeks of intensive care, triplets are home and healthy

   

A woman in the U.K. is recovering after giving birth to three identical triplets almost two months ago.

ABC News reports that 32-year-old Karen Gilbert delivered Ffion, Maddison and Paige on Aug. 2 and the three baby girls are healthy despite only weighing about six pounds each. They were taken into intensive care for six weeks after Ian Gilbert and his wife met their three daughters for the first time, but they are now home.

The Gilberts first thought that Karen was having a miscarriage because of the pains she was getting eight weeks into her pregnancy. That’s when she found out that she wasn’t losing one baby — she was going to give birth to triplets.

Identical triplets are extremely rare and they happen as a result of a fertilized egg dividing into three separate embryos.


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