Finding out that you are going to have triplets could be a huge surprise to most women. When doctors informed 23-year-old Becki-Jo Allen that she would give birth to three children, she was surprised by her life. But as soon as Becki-Jo gave birth, she received another piece of news that no one was ready for. It seemed that his three boys were a very rare case: identical triplets.
What are the chances? One in 200 million. Two years ago, Becki-Jo Allen and Liam Tierney received the wonderful news that they immediately shared with their only daughter, Indiana. The couple, who live outside the city of Liverpool, UK, was thinking of having more children, but when Becki-Jo had an ultrasound, the two parents were surprised to learn that it was not one or two, but three babies. At the beginning of the pregnancy, Becki-Jo did not feel well, with a fairly severe headache.
Doctors scheduled her for an ultrasound earlier than usual. That was when they found out they were going to have triplets. “It was the biggest surprise of my life! We don’t have triplets in the family, so we left the office completely upset, “Becki-Jo told Liverpool Echo.
The three boys, Roman, Rocco, and Rohan, were born by cesarean section when Becki-Jo was in her 31st week of pregnancy.
Each of the boys weighed about 1.5 kg and the first six weeks and spent them in neonatal intensive care. Being pregnant with triplets, the mother was closely monitored because major complications could occur, with the risk of one or more fetuses not surviving.
But fortunately, the three brothers recovered completely and gained weight, and after a month and a half of hospitalization, they were ready to know their home. Everyone who visited the family noticed how similar the newborns were.
The mother contacted a clinic to perform a DNA test. After the samples were collected and sent to a laboratory, the answer came: Roman, Rocco and Rohan were genetically identical. Multiple pregnancies have become more common within Vitro fertilization and other infertility treatments.
But identical triplets are extremely rare cases. Roman, Rocco, and Rohan look like they were copied in indigo, but Becki-Jo has no problem distinguishing her sons. “It simply came to our notice then.
But they all have different personalities and they all have small birthmarks between their eyebrows. Roman is a little more Creole than the others, and Rohan has a birthmark on his leg as well “, says Becki-Jo. Triplets use about 130 diapers a week.
Add to that five packets of napkins a week and you’ll see that these boys keep their parents pretty busy. Indiana, 6, looks pretty happy with her adorable siblings.
What a proud sister! “Indiana loves them. She’s not jealous at all. I feel a little pity for her, thinking that she has to grow up with three younger brothers! ”Becki-Jo added. These triplets will surely receive special attention for a long time to come. And it’s really worth it because it’s an adorable band.