First-Time Mum Gives Birth To Identical Cute Triplets In Lockdown Beating Incredible Odds 1 In 200 Million
Allana Allard, 29, and husband Tim, 31, said they couldn’t believe their family had grown by three on their first pregnancy after trying to conceive for just two weeks
A first-time mum who beat 1 in 200 million gave birth to identical triplets while on ᴄᴏʀᴏɴᴀᴠɪʀᴜs ʟᴏᴄᴋᴅᴏᴡɴ . Allana Allard, 29, was over the moon when she and her husband Tim, 31, discovered they were going to become first-time parents back in October, 2019,
With no history of multiple births in either side of their families, Allana and Tim said they couldn’t believe their family was about to grow by three in size from their very first pregnancy. Allana, who was born in Falkirk, Scotland but moved to Australia aged 13, said: “We decided to start trying for a baby in October last year, and within just two weeks we were pregnant. We heard two heartbeats at first, and we were told it was twins. But after doing an internal ᴜʟᴛʀᴀsᴏᴜɴᴅ we got the news it was triplets.”
While the exact figure is unknown, some studies have reported that the chance of a woman having natural identical triplets could be as rare as 1 in 200 million. And after her sons were born, the parents were not allowed to have any family visit the triplets in hospital for the three weeks they remained there before coming home.
“None of our family member could meet the triplets because COVID until we bought them home. They were in the NICU for three weeks.But six weeks after they were born, the parents were sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ ᴀꜰᴛᴇʀ DNA ᴛᴇsᴛɪɴɢ ʀᴇᴠᴇᴀʟᴇᴅ ᴛʜᴇɪʀ ᴛʀɪᴏ were actually genetically identical.Mine worker Tim said: “We never thought they would be identical, as two shared a sac and placenta, while the other had his own.
The boys were born by C-Sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏn at 33 weeks weighing 1.9kg, 2kg and 2.3kg. When the triplets nearly six months old, the couple have their routine sorted and are happier than ever with their family-of-five.
Allana said: “It took us a few months to get everything sorted. We needed three of everything. It triples the cost of everything. We go through at least three tins of formula a week, and the nappies are never ending”. “Ending up with triplets was such a shock, but such a blessing. We wouldn’t have it any other way.”