Sarah Johnson, 31, ɢᴀᴠᴇ ʙɪʀᴛʜ to Darcie, Macy and Bobbie-Ann at Ormskirk hospital. The triplets were ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇᴅ naturally – without ꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ. The chance of this is approximately 1 in 25,000. Mum Sarah, who already has two boys, said: “It was a massive sʜᴏᴄᴋ to learn I was ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ with triplets. I’ve waited for a baby girl forever and now I’ve got three.”
Sarah, who described the three girls as a “ᴍɪʀᴀᴄʟᴇ”, now has five children. Each of the triplets was born weighing 5lbs. Their mum said: “Me and the girls’ dad feel so blessed and lucky. I know we will be knee-deep in ɴᴀᴘᴘɪᴇs and ꜰᴇᴇᴅɪɴɢ ʙᴏᴛᴛʟᴇs, but we can’t wait to get them home.”
The family have now invested in a new seven-seat car to ferry the sisters with their two brothers who are aged five and seven. Sarah, who is a heath care assistant at Southport hospital, added: “We are buying three of everything and have three cots ready for the sisters. It is a very exciting time.” Mum ɢᴀᴠᴇ ʙɪʀᴛʜ to the triplets after 33 weeks and six days. The girls each weighed in at around 5lbs. Two of the girls are identical.
Lynne Eastham, head of Nursing and Mɪᴅᴡɪꜰᴇʀʏ Southport and Ormskirk hospital NHS Trust said: “Multiple births are uncommon. But for a woman to have triplets naturally, the odds become even more astonishing. We wish the family congratulations and the best of luck for the future.”