Becki-Jo Allen and her young daughter Indiana lived a safe, quiet and comfortable life in England. One day, however, Becki-Jo began to feel nauseous and suspected she might have fallen pregnant again. It turned out she was indeed expecting … expecting triplets! When the time came to deliver them, however, a surprise even bigger than that announcement was to come.
What happened was so rare that the chances of it occurring stand as high as 200 million to 1.
Becky-Jo and her daughter Indiana live not far from the city of Liverpool, England. Their life was peaceful, until one day Becky-Jo began to suspect that something was happening in her body. It started when she started suffering from nausea.
Becky-Jo told the Liverpool Echo: “I was really sick and had a really bad headache so I booked an early scan and that’s when I found out I was expecting triplets. It was the biggest shock of my life!
“We don’t have triplets in the family, so it went completely out of the way.”
The mother was understandably shocked, but pleased with the news. Indiana was supposed to be the big sister of three! Becky-Jo received a lot of support from loved ones and tried to prepare herself mentally for the task of bringing three children into the world.
However, at 31 weeks pregnant, Becky-Jo was rushed to hospital with complications. There she gave birth to her triplets by caesarean section. Due to the premature nature of their birth, they were extremely small.
The smallest of them, Rocco, weighed only 3.3 kilograms. His brothers were a little heavier.
Because of their size, all three had to spend six weeks in intensive care.
Pregnancies involving triplets are fraught with risk, and it is rare for all three fetuses to survive.
However, all three turned out to be Becki-Jo fighters. All recovered, steadily gaining weight and getting stronger every day.
Then, after almost a month and a half in the hospital, the boys were able to go home.
Now Becky-Jo herself was convinced that her sons were not identical, although she had difficulty telling them apart.
But as they grew older, people continued to struggle to know which was which. Strangers used to stop Becky-Jo on the street just to ask her!
The results showed that the brothers were genetically identical. The odds of this happening can be as incredible as 200 million.
It is said that the chances of having triplets increased with the insertion of tubes and hormonal stimulation. However, being genetically identical is still extremely unusual.
“We’re not getting anywhere fast because people always stop us when we’re out and ask if they’re identical.”
“I was always convinced that they weren’t, because that’s what they told me during pregnancy.
As you might expect, the family goes through many sources. Becky-Jo herself says that the washing machine runs almost 24 hours a day.
Understandably, this adorable family gets a lot of attention when they’re out on the town.
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