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19 year old parents welcome rare set of identical triplets

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19 year old parents welcome rare set of identical triplets
High school sweethearts, 19 year old Amber Hills and her 19 year old partner, Logan Brown-Fletcher from Newberg, Oregon welcomed a rare identical triplets in August. Doctors put the odds of conceiving identical triplets at one in a million, which makes the couple's identical triplets very special. The couple welcomed their three daughters, Raelyn, Avery and Elaina, on Monday, August 1.

The infants who respectively weighed 2 pounds, 12 ounces; 3 pounds, 11 ounces; and 2 pounds, 15 ounces2 were delivered by caesarean section 33 weeks into the pregnancy at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.
According to US Weekly, Hills’ obstetrician, Dr. Mark Tomilson, said the average gestational age at delivery for triplets is 32 to 33 weeks; a single baby is 39 weeks.

Hills said she wasn’t surprised when the ultrasound showed she was pregnant with triplets.
She said:
“My dad has multiples in his family, so I figured it would happen to me someday.”
But her fiancé got the shock of his life:
“I was crying and swearing!” Brown-Fletcher admits. “I was a little scared because I was still in high school and working a small job with not many hours”. “But as we started to approach their due date, I was like, ‘This is going to be life changing, but I am ready.’”
The couple who started dating in June 2015 have faced young-parent discrimination from some of their friends and some online trolls because she posted her story on her Instagram page.
“A lot of our friends weren’t very supportive at first,” Brown-Fletcher says. “They were all like, “You are too young, you are not ready.’”
But the new parents are focusing on more important matters.
“I’m just excited to take them home and be a family together in one house,” gushes Brown-Fletcher.
Their neonatologist, Dr. Craig Novak, told Us Weekly that the babies are expected to leave Providence St. Vincent Medical Center within the next two to four weeks.

The family has set up a GoFundMe page but the page seems to have been removed.



Source: US Weekly

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