Despite the fact that 34-year-old Mary McCandlish is a mother of 4 children aged 6 to 16, she opted for the “last child”.
The outcome of this pregnancy surprised both her family and her doctors. The surprise for everyone was exactly what Mary, her husband and the doctor saw on the ultrasound in the middle of her pregnancy.
Incredibly, three babies were clearly displayed on the monitor image.
Doctors consider this case extremely rare, since only one in 160 women can conceive triplets naturally.
Most achieve such results by resorting to IVF. First of all, doctors and the expectant mother were concerned about Mary’s slight height of 155 cm.
According to doctors, such a miniature physique would not allow carrying babies up to 9 months.
In order to avoid unforeseen situations, she was assigned a cesarean section, which was performed in the 7th month of pregnancy.
All the children took the news of the triplets with joy and were constantly waiting for babies to be born.
The couple themselves at that moment took the news not only with joy, but also with great excitement. According to Mary, the expectation of so many children carries with it the expectation of a lot of worries.
Babies at birth weighed 450 to 1300 g, which indicated significant underweight.
Two weeks later, doctors promised Mary they would get the babies out for the Christmas holidays. The promise was kept.