Woman delivers rare identical triplets, with two of them conjoined at the pelvis

A woman gave birth to a rare triplets in Texas, they are identical and two of them are co joined in the pelvis. Triplets usually happens when one egg is fertilized into 3 separate embryos.

The parents of the rare identical triplets are Silvia Hernandez and Raul Torres who received the infants Catalina, Ximena and Scarlett. The babies are born few days ahead of expected delivery. They were delivered few minutes in succession and each weighs the same at 4lbs 11ozs.

.Aside from being rare born as identical triplets, two of them are conjoined at the pelvis area. Torres informed ABC News that all of them are doing fine including his wife who has already recovered from her cesarean section.

.Currently, the conjoined sisters are going to be operated on. The fluids are being checked to ensure that nothing’s going to be blocked. Having a triplet it’s not as rare as before owing to the increasing use of in vitro fertilization. However an identical triplet is still considered something of a unique occurrence since there’s only one egg involved which is fertilized to become 3 different individuals.

Identical triplets are considered a one in a million incidence usually reported as an abnormality. Also, one of six triplets born are of the same sex. The conjoined twin case, is a one to 200,000 liver deliveries and most likely only 35 percent makes it to adulthood.

Torres had to leave his business during the final weeks of his wife’s pregnancy to assist her in the hospital. They have a son Raul, Jr., who I 3 years old.  He wrote on his Facebook. “The truth is I cried, not because of how the babies would look because we knew we would do our best to give them the best and most productive life possible [sic], I cried because the doctor said we had to understand”.

According to her, doctor told them that they have to accept that once the babies who were born they could die.

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Source: http://mainenewsonline.com/content/15054316-woman-delivers-rare-identical-triplets



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    In my opinion this is why all clinics should use single embryo transfer, I know it has a smaller chance to succeed but there are procedures which make the chances fairly similar to a multi embryo transfer. If you want to know more visit my page.

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