They can only know the mother.
To know that she is expecting triplets, it was already a surprise for Becky-Joe Allen. And when the little Roman, Mark Rohan was discharged from the intensive care home their mother was waiting for another surprise.
Other moms kept saying how much the kids like each other, and Becky-Joe decided to send DNA samples for analysis. So she found out that we are talking about one case per 200 million: the triplets turned out absolutely identical from the point of view of genetics.
Fortunately for the 23-year-old mother, traits and manifested the character of the kids, at least let her not to confuse the children between them. “When they were newborns, it was quite difficult to distinguish one from the other, but I never confused” — says a young mother.
“They all have a birthmark between the eyebrows, but the Novel it’s a little darker than the rest, and Roanne has a birthmark on his leg — she explains. — When they were in the hospital, the doctors said that they are not identical, but as long as they were discharged, a lot of people told me that toddlers are impossible to discern.”
According to the Foundation of multiple births, the only way to determine for sure whether twins or triplets are identical, known as the establishment of zivotnosti is the DNA.
In consultation with the Fund, Becky-Joe Allen took swabs from the oral cavity of the triplets and sent them to the lab for analysis. At the beginning of may she got the results, according to which her children were genetically identical. It is the youngest of the few known in the UK are genetically identical triplets, conceived naturally.
“I was surprised, because I expect that they will not be identical, says the mother. But then it turned out that I was the one who distinguishes them from each other, and it explains a lot!” Miss Allen from Gatacre, Liverpool, which also has a three year old daughter Indiana, did an early scan at the ninth week of pregnancy because of severe headaches and nausea. It was then that she found out that she was triplets.
“I couldn’t believe it. I didn’t even think that it could be twins, let alone triplets, especially since we have such a family was not.” Doctors from Women’s hospital Liverpool (Liverpool Women’s Hospital) did a scan every week. Triplets were born by caesarean section at 31 weeks. Rocco weighed in at 1.5 kg, the novel of 1.53 kg, and roan — 1,64 kg.
Now, when the kids are home, they begin to show character. “Roan was the loudest, he’s always yelling. Rocco usually pretty calm, but he can also be irritable, a novel usually does not want to share with anyone,” says their mother.
“They are always crawling over the same toy, trying to get her before the other brothers. Indiana loves them, she’s not jealous, but I feel a bit sorry for her when I think how she will feel growing up with three brothers.”
The triplets need about 130 diapers and four packs of baby wipes a week. Packs milk mixture is enough for about two days, and the washing machine is started three times a day. Father of triplets, 28-year-old Liam Tierney, lives with Becky Jo, and most of all with the help of her 17-year-old sister Lauren.
Before the birth of Indiana Becky Joe wanted to become a nurse-midwife, and now she’s even more dream about it, especially after what she went through. “All the help and medical care that we received was wonderful — she said. — I am happy that they now have all all right.”
Identical triplets happen when the fertilized egg divides twice. Without fertility treatments the likelihood of this happening is once in 60 thousand to one case per 200 million. If you have twins or triplets one membrane in the womb, they are usually identical (monozygotic). If not, the placenta is indistinguishable from those that have different (desyatnik) twins, and only a DNA test can determine this for sure.
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