In a British family, were born absolutely identical triplets
• born absolutely identical triplets in a British family,
Learn that she is expecting triplets, it has been a surprise for Becky Joe Allen. And when the little Roman, Rocco and Rohan discharged from the ICU home, their mother was waiting for another surprise.
Other moms are constantly told how babies are alike, and Becky Joe decided to send a DNA sample for analysis. So she found out that we are talking about one case at 200 million: triplets turned out exactly the same in terms of genetics.
Fortunately for the 23-year-old mother, the characteristics and the nature of manifesting allow kids even if it is not to be confused children together. "When they were infants, it was quite difficult to distinguish one from the other, but I am never let them confused," - says the young mother.
"They all have a birthmark between his eyebrows, but Roman is a little darker than the others, while Rohan 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 are written, a lot of people told me that the kids can not be distinguished. "
According to multiple births Foundation, the only way to determine for sure whether twins or triplets identical, known as establishing zygosity - is DNA analysis.
In consultation with the Fund, Becky Jo Allen took swabs from the mouth from the triplets, and sent them to the laboratory for analysis. In early May, she received the results, according to which her children were genetically identical. It is the youngest of the few well-known in the UK genetically identical triplets conceived naturally.
"I was surprised because I was expecting that they will not be identical, - says his mother. - But then it turned out that I was the only one who makes them different from each other, and it explains a lot, "Miss Allen of Geytakra, Liverpool, which also has a three-year daughter of Indiana, made an early scan to pregnancy ninth week due to severe headaches! and nausea. It was then that she learned that waiting for triplets.
"I could not believe it. I have not even thought about what it might be twins, not to mention about the triplets, the more that we did not have such a family. " Doctors from the Women's Hospital in Liverpool (Liverpool Women's Hospital) scan done every week. Triplets were born by Caesarean section at 31 weeks. Rocco weighed 1, 5 kg, Roman - 1, 53 kg, and Roan - 1, 64 kg.
Now that the kids are home, they begin to show character. "Rohan - the loudest, he cries all the time. Rocco's usually pretty quiet, but it can also be irritable, but Roman did not usually want to share with anyone, "- says their mother.
"They are always crawling over the same toy, trying to catch her before the other brothers. Indiana loves them, she was not jealous, but I'm a little sorry for her when I think how she will grow up with three brothers. "
Triplets need about 130 diapers and baby wipes four packs a week. Packs of infant formula is enough for about two days, and the washing machine runs three times a day. Father of triplets, 28-year-old Liam Tierney, not living with Becky-Jo, and most of all, it helps her 17-year-old sister, Lauren. Before the birth of Indiana Becky Joe wanted to be a nurse-midwife, and now it is even more dreams about it, especially after everything that she had passed. "All assistance and health care, what we got were excellent - she said. - I am happy that now they all okay. "
Identical triplets are obtained when the fertilized egg divides twice. Without a course of fertility treatment the probability of such cases is between one times by 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, they are indistinguishable from those of the placenta that different (dvuzigotnyh) twins, and only DNA analysis can determine this for sure.