Mother Becomes Pregnant With Triplets Just Weeks After Giving Birth
Sarah Ward, 28, ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇᴅ triplets just weeks after giving birth to her first baby. They are due to be born in when her son, Fredᴅɪᴇ, is just nine months old.
Sarah Ward, 28, who lives with partner postal worker Benn Smith. The couple started trying for a baby in September 2011 shortly after starting their relationship. As they had already been friends for years, there seemed little point in waiting to start the family they both dreamed of. After one year had passed, she hadn’t got pregnant, the fear there might be something wrong and booked an appointment with her GP in September 2012. But the week before her appointment, she was finally pregnant at last the first son.
After gave birth the first child, they ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇᴅ triplets just weeks after giving birth to her first baby. They are due to be born in when her son, Fredᴅɪᴇ, is just nine months old.
She said: ‘I was sʜᴀᴋɪɴɢ. I was looking at the blue line on the stick and then at my tiny baby thinking this cannot really be happening. Falling pregnant so soon after having our baby was a real sʜᴏᴄᴋ. Having four babies under the age of one is going to be insane, but I cannot wait to hold them in my arms. We feel so blessed.’
The babies will be delivered in nine weeks’ time at the Medway Maritime Hospital in Kent when Ms Ward is 34 weeks pregnant. At first the couple, from Crayford, were told they were expecting three non-identical sons, but later scans revealed one of the babies was a girl. They have named their sons Reggie and Stanley and daughter Charley. A family will be complete. That mean she would have given birth to four babies in less than one year.
The following weeks the couple were warned that being triplets put the babies at high ʀɪsᴋ ᴏF ᴘʀᴇᴍᴀᴛᴜʀᴇ birth and were asked to consider terminating one. But they refused. Mr Smith says: ‘There was no way we could choose one baby to ᴅɪᴇ. It would have been impossible. We loved them all already.’
With regular monitoring Ms Ward’s pregnancy progressed well. She says: ‘I looked full term by 14 weeks and sometimes it feels like I’m going to ʙᴜʀsᴛ. Doctors plan to deliver the babies in nine weeks’ time when she is 34 weeks pregnant.
‘It’s going to be very cramped with four babies in a one bedroom house until we move and I’m disappointed that they cannot offer us a properly earlier. But we have amazing family and friends supporting us and we cannot wait to meet our little miracles.” she said