A beaming Southport mum says the birth of her naturally conceived triplet girls is: “A miracle”.
Sarah Johnson, 31, gave birth to Darcie, Macy and Bobbie-Ann at Ormskirk hospital on 21 January.
The triplets were conceived naturally – without fertility treatment. The chance of this is approximately 1 in 25,000.
Mum Sarah, who already has two boys, said: “It was a massive shock to learn I was pregnant with triplets. I’ve waited for a baby girl forever and now I’ve got three.
“Me and the girls’ dad feel so blessed and lucky. I know we will be knee-deep in nappies and feeding bottles but we can’t wait to get them home.”
The family have now invested in a new seven-seat car to ferry the sisters with their two brothers who are aged five and seven.
Sarah, who is a heath care assistant at Southport hospital, added: “We are buying three of everything and have three cots ready for the sisters. It is a very exciting time.”
Mum gave birth to the triplets after 33 weeks and six days. The girls each weighed in at around 5lbs. Two of the girls are identical.
Lynne Eastham, head of Nursing and Midwifery Southport and Ormskirk hospital NHS Trust said: “Multiple births are uncommon. But for a woman to have triplets naturally, the odds become even more astonishing.
“We wish the family congratulations and the best of luck for the future.”
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