Mind blown! Mum gives birth to triplets - but then discovers THIS freaky fact about them
By Faye James
July 03 2019
When mum Becki-Jo found out she was pregnant, she was shocked to discover she was expecting triplets.
“I had been being very sick and had a really bad headache, so I booked an early scan and that was when I found out I was expecting triplets. It was the biggest shock of my life!
“We haven’t got any triplets in the family, so it came completely out of the blue.”
In week 31 of her pregnancy, Becki-Jo was rushed to hospital with complications. There, she delivered her triplets via Caesarean section. Due to the premature nature of their births, they were extremely small.
But an even bigger shock was yet to come which would completely leave her doctors speechless. Tests showed there's a one in 200 million chance of having IDENTICAL triplets - but that's what happened with Rocco, Roman and Rohan.
“We don’t get anywhere fast when we are out because people are always stopping us when we’re out and asking if they are identical,” Becki explains.
“I was always convinced they weren’t, because that’s what I had been told during my pregnancy. But I really struggled to tell them apart."
Becki ordered some DNA testing and when the results came in, it was proved that the boys were genetically identical which only happens one in 200 million.
The triplets are now three and Becki-Jo, who has an older daughter, Indiana Rose, looks back on the days when they were newborn with fondness because keeping up with three boys isn't easy.
'People are always curious about what is the easiest stage and believe it or not people think 3 three-year-olds are easier than three newborns!' she wrote on Instagram. 'Honestly give me the night feeds any day. These boys just run away, don't listen, they are way too big for a pram and I only have two arms so I am completely defeated by these rascals and they well and truly know it!'
Faye James is a regular contributor at New Idea, WHO and Practical Parenting and works across health, beauty, celebrity and royal content. She has over 20 years of experience spanning across the UK, Middle East and Australia.