These triplets are one in 100,000!
They are once in a generation medical marvels.Identical brothers Alfie, Sebastian and Zak are too young to realise it yet but their arrival into the world has well and truly beaten the odds.
THEY are once in a generation medical marvels.
Identical brothers Alfie, Sebastian and Zak are too young to realise it, but their arrival in the world has well and truly beaten the odds.
For experts believe the chance of identical triplets being conceived is only about one in 100,000 and that a set of identical triplets is usually born just once in every 20 years in Norwich.
The trio were conceived naturally without IVF treatment and their proud mum Emma Spooner said: "It is quite amazing. It makes us feel quite special. They are each
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a bundle of joy. They are fantastic."
Mrs Spooner and her husband Ken, 35, from Cockley Cley, found out they were expecting triplets when Mrs Spooner was seven weeks pregnant - news that
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Mrs Spooner said left them
feeling "gobsmacked and overwhelmed." There is a family history of twins, but nobody from either side of the family has had triplets before.
Following what Mrs Spooner described as "a really good pregnancy", the little tots were delivered by a planned caesarean section on April 8 at the
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (N&N) - with Zak weighing 5lb 2oz, Sebastian 4lb 12oz, and Alfie 4lb 11oz.
Now Mr and Mrs Spooner and their two other children Molly, eight, and Jacob, five, are enjoying getting to know the
new arrivals - although they say telling them apart can sometimes be quite tricky!