Rare Identical Triplets Of California Couple Born At Sutter Memorial Conceived NaturallyBy May Shella Mojana-Macuha on Dec 5, 2013 in Health, United States •
A rare set of identical triplets were born at Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento, California, extremely rare because the identical triplets were conceived without the help of any fertility treatments.
Doctors at Sutter Women’s Services say that the odds of producing identical triplets without fertility drugs range from 1-in-1-million to 1-in-100-million.
“Identical triplets are anywhere from one-in-a-million and one-in-a hundred million. It is so rare that it is hard to calculate how frequently they occur,” said Dr. William M. Gilbert, medical director of Sutter Women’s Services and founder of Moms of Multiples Center.
The identical triplets were born on November 22, 2013 to parents Hannah and Tom Hepner, who live in Quincy, Plumas County. They named the three girls as Abby, Brin and Laurel Hepner. At birth, Abby weighed 3 pounds, 2 ounces; Brin was 3 pounds, 11 ounces; and Laurel tipped the scale at 4 pounds.
Report says that the babies were all healthy, but they need to stay in the hospital until they can maintain their body temperature, gain weight and eat properly.
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