​Mom Gives Birth to Rare Identical Triplets

A mother from Montana recently defied one in a million odds: she gave birth to healthy identical triplet boys -- without the help of a single fertility treatment! Jody and Jase Kinsey of Miles City welcomed sons Cade, Ian, and Milo on December 5, and doctors say their birth was smoother than expected and incredibly rare.

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Jody, 30, says she was shocked when she found out months ago that she would be giving birth to triplets. Her 29-year-old husband was less surprised because his father is a twin. Still. I realize the difference between twins and triplets is one teeny baby, but oh my goodness, that one additional child is life changing.

And, by the way, triplets actually make four for the Kinsey family -- they already have a 6-year-old son named Jax.

Considering how the babies shared one placenta, doctors warned them that there could be complications. Jody delivered her babies at 32 weeks, but aside from the premature birth -- which is common in multiple births -- her sons are doing great. Doctors say that one in every million women conceive identical triplets without fertility drugs, so this is pretty darn amazing.

Cade was born first, weighing 3 pounds, 13 ounces; Ian was born next at 3 pounds, 11 ounces; and Milo was the last -- and biggest -- of his brothers to be born at 4 pounds, 1 ounce.

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The babies all spent time in the NICU and Cade was recently released. Ian and Milo are expected to be released as soon as they can eat without a feeding tube, and the family says it will reunite with Jax at their home next week.

Maybe I'm crazy, but I've always daydreamed about having twins or triplets. I know it would the most hellish few months and years of life, but how fantastic would it be to kill two or three birds with one stone and create your family at once? Not to mention: the bond between twins and among triplets has to be unreal. Even if it was pure chance, you have given your child an instant, lifelong gift when you give birth to multiples.

Wishing this family the best of luck -- their babies are just gorgeous.

Would you like to have identical triplets?

 

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