New Mum in sʜᴏᴄᴋ After Giving Birth To One-In-200million Identical Triplets, They Are All From The Same Egg
Zahra Amirabadi, 28, was constantly tired during her pregnancy, napping twice a day and sᴛʀᴜɢɢʟɪɴɢ to sleep at night – before realising she was carrying not one but three babies
Her daughters Roya, Adina and Sefia back in December 2021. Zahra and her fiancé Ashraf Reid, 29, first discovered the triplets at her 12-week sᴄᴀɴ.
“We had been joking on the way to the sᴄᴀɴ saying ‘imagine if it’s twins’, Zahra said
The doctor started the sᴄᴀɴ and said she had have triplets, they couldn’t believe it! It was such a shock, there was a bit of swearing from Ashraf because it just blew out minds.
“We were both just laughing and crying, and then when she was trying to show us on the sᴄᴀɴ I couldn’t see because my belly was moving from laughing.” she said
The triplets, known as spontaneous identical triplets, are now five months old and two of the babies, Roya and Adina, were sharing a placenta. Sefia, meanwhile, was on her own.
Zahra added: “The doctors all thought at first that we might be having identical twin boys and then a girl. They confirmed they were all girls at the 17 sᴄᴀɴ. ”
When they were born they looked so similar, so they got a test done and it showed they were all identical. The egg split once earlier in the pregnancy so she got her own placenta, then the second split happened a bit further along, but they are all from the same egg.
Zahra revealed that she was constantly tired during her pregnancy, she was sᴛʀᴜɢɢʟɪɴɢ to sleep through the night. At her 24 week sᴄᴀɴ the doctor said she was carrying the equivalent of a 37 week baby. Zahra described the day the triplets were born as the best day of her life.
“It was definitely the best day of my life, I remember I heard the first baby cry and I just started sobbing, then I did the same thing again and again, it was just beautiful. and then my husband had the same thing” Zahra said
Roya was born at 35 weeks weighing 5lb 10oz, Adina was 5lb 2oz, and Sefia was the smallest at 4lb 4oz. She had a planned ᴄ-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ, and they were told ahead of the birth that one in three triplets are born at 26 weeks or earlier.