By Dave Andrusko It’s no secret to moms who’ve carried twins, let alone triplets, that there can be significant complications along the way. And when Katie Johnson went in for her 12 week scan, the doctors gave her frightening news, as she told Lucy Laing of the Daily Mail. The triplets were not growing as …Continue reading "“My three Christmas miracles”: Triplets safely home after parents reject suggestion they abort one or more"
By Kelli Tracey Kirby was shocked and excited when she learned she was pregnant with three boys – one singleton and a set of twins. But at 18-19 weeks, doctors found that the twins had twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, in which the blood vessels of the twins’ shared placenta are connected, resulting in one twin receiving …Continue reading "Mother refuses abortion for one of her triplets: ‘He was in me and he was safe’"
By Nancy Flanders When she first learned she was pregnant, Janey was at a loss for what to do. Homeless and sleeping on someone else’s couch with her 4-year-old daughter, having another child seemed to be not only an inconvenience, but a near impossibility. Little did she know things were about to get even more …Continue reading "These Gorgeous Triplets Could Have Been Lost to Abortion, But Their Mom Chose Life"
By Kelli Tracey Kirby was shocked and excited when she learned she was pregnant with three boys – one singleton and a set of twins. But at 18-19 weeks, doctors found that the twins had twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, in which the blood vessels of the twins’ shared placenta are connected, resulting in one twin receiving …Continue reading "Mother of triplets refused selective reduction for son who would die: ‘He was in me and he was safe’"
By Dave Andrusko “The Witness” is the official publication of the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa, and Jill Kruse is an editorial assistant. Ms. Kruse just wrote a beautiful profile of a family whose “Triplet ‘miracle’ shows the power of prayer, beauty of life.” Kruse begins her story with a recent letter sent to the Cathedral …Continue reading "Grandparents credit the power of prayer for successful births of daughter’s endangered triplets"
By Michael Cook Editor’s note. The following is excerpted from bioedge.org and reprinted with permission. Two surrogate mothers who are pregnant with triplets are being pressured by the prospective fathers to abort one of the babies. California woman Melissa Cook, 47, told her story to the New York Post. She claims that the father, from Georgia, …Continue reading "US surrogates with triplets pressured to abort"
By Dave Andrusko Jaime Halsey, Team Great Britain’s first female trampolinist at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and her rugby playing husband Steve Halsey, already were the parents of a little girl, Flo, when the two-year-old asked for a sister. Jaime, who’d married Steve in 2009, became pregnant again in 2014. However when a …Continue reading "Famous British Olympian rejects doctors’ advice to abort two of her triplets, all three babies doing well at 28 weeks"
By Dave Andrusko Although this miraculous story appeared last month, I just learned about it this week, courtesy of Life News. There is a medical condition we’ve written about in the past– Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)—a very rare condition in which one twin gets too much of the blood supply endangering both …Continue reading "Triplets with rare condition saved by operation in the womb; surgeon uses laser to separate blood supply between babies"
By Dave Andrusko No one would dispute that Maddy Selley, born 10 months ago at 1 pound 10 ounces, is a fighter. Maddy, along with her identical sisters, Riley and Ellie, arrived 12 weeks early. While Riley and Ellie went home after two months, Maddy (the smallest) is still in Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia …Continue reading "Sisters’ “magic medicine” helps smallest of identical triplets improve every day"
By Dave Andrusko I missed this the first time around, but the British publication the Daily Mail last week updated us on the progress of identical triplets born last October to a mother who suffers from cystic fibrosis, a medical first. Kandace Smith of Louisiana managed to carry Brooklyn, Savannah, and Dakota for 28 ½ …Continue reading "Told to Have an Abortion, Mother with Cystic Fibrosis Safely Delivers Healthy Triplets"