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These Naturally Conceived Identical Triplets Are Super Rare! Happens Only Once In A Million!

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It's a family affair that's very rare!

A Sacramento couple welcomed identical triplets last week in a totally natural and organic way!

Hannah and Tom Hepner now have Abby, Laurel and Brindabella whom the mother conceived and gave birth to without the use of fertility drugs.

The odds of that happening are usually one in a million!

Here's what one doctor's estimate was:

"It's hard to calculate a conservative estimate. One in 70,000 that would be on the low end, the high end is one in a million."

The mama isn't think about the odds though - she's just thinking about the three amigos in her life now!

She said:

"It's everything at once. I think you can get lost just staring in their faces. But it's overwhelming to think about everything to come."

Although they are a godsend, delivering identical twins and especially triplets is super dangerous! It's because the fetus' can sometimes transfer blood to each other, something which can affect their growth!

Here's how one doctor described it:

"The blood vessels that come from the umbilical cord can mean too much blood flow to one fetus and not enough to another. I worry more about the identical twins more than fraternal twins."

It's also dangerous for the mommies. The doctor said:

"Mom starts getting high blood pressure and it gets so high she could have a stroke. It's a delicate balancing act, keeping the babies inside as long as it's safe for them."

Wow! That sounds intense!

We're just glad these triplets came out safe and sound!

There's nothing better than healthy and adorable babies!!!

[Image via AP Images.]

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10 comments to “These Naturally Conceived Identical Triplets Are Super Rare! Happens Only Once In A Million!”

  1. Becky says – reply to this


    Laurel and Abby are cute names but Brinderbella— never heard of that name. It sounds like they combined Brenda and Bella… crazy. Poor girl

  2. 2

    I knew some identical triplets one set was grown up one set 3 years old all boys

  3. 3

    They are not SUPER rare, they are rare. There were triplets way before fertility drugs. Do you do ANY research ?

  4. sc says – reply to this


    errr Brindabella? that poor thing. adorable though.

  5. Heather says – reply to this


    Re: overthere – naturally occurring IDENTICAL triplets are rare, not fraternal triplets.

  6. yasminduran says – reply to this


    I didn't even know identical triplets were even possible, but after looking them up, makes sense if one egg separates into twins, and then one of the twins separates into two more cells.

  7. free says – reply to this


    How many million people are there in the world? Making this HOW 'super rare' exactly? They do look cute though.

  8. oceanrat says – reply to this


    I have been an ultrasound tech for 27 years and I have seen this only one time. Fortunately the outcome was also good.

  9. 9

    Brindabella??? Talk about being the 3rd wheel from birth.

  10. 10

    Perez your writing stinks. She conceived them AND gave birth to them without fertility drugs! Oh my God!