Pregnancy is different for all of us, but it’s almost always a profoundly transformative experience. Within a matter of weeks. Your body is converted into a vessel for your baby to gestate and grow. At the same time, your body is doing the difficult work of preparing for the intensive experience of giving birth, as well as feeding your newborn
Your identity is changing too. If this is your first baby, you are experiencing the psychological transformation of becoming a parent of your life, suddenly being about much more than your own well-being. If you’re expanding your family, you may be feeling anxiety about sharing your heart with a new little one. You may be worried about finances, family structure, child care options and so much more.
It’s no wonder that pregnancy can be a taxing experience, especially when it comes to a multiple pregnancy, as in the case of the miracle mom who has given birth to four babies in just 11 months, becky john’s 30 from swansea fell pregnant with surprise triplets just weeks After giving birth to daughter maya, she thought that she would give maya a sibling to play with, but she hadn’t bargained for falling pregnant with not one but three babies.
The triplets were born in january this year, just 11 months after miss johns, had given birth to maya, miss johns who lives with partner jason evans said when strangers stopped to see the four of them. They can’t believe that i had four babies in less than a year. It does seem hard to believe, and it was such a shock when i discovered i was having triplets we’d only been trying to conceive for a week when i felt pregnant. It all happened so quickly. The couple who also have a daughter, kayla nine, had been thrilled.
When miss evans fell pregnant with maya who arrived in february last year, then they decided to try for one more addition to their family and miss evans discovered. She was pregnant straight away. Miss evans said we had decided to try for just one more baby. Kayla was older, so i wanted maya to have company. As she grew older.
We thought it may take a while for me to get pregnant, so we started trying straight away, but then just a couple of weeks later i did a test and the two blue lines came up on the test. It must have been only taken a week for me to fall pregnant. I started to worry about how i would cope with two little ones so close in age, but i was confident that i could do it. Then miss johns went for a scan and got more than she had bargained for the sonographer found, not one heartbeat on the screen, but three miss john said. I had to stare at the screen just to make sure for myself and i counted the heartbeats one by one.
It was true. I was actually pregnant with triplets. They were all naturally conceived and they were each from a separate egg, which is really rare. Doctors told us it was the healthiest way to have triplets, because they all had a placenta each. It meant there was no risks associated with any one of them.
Sharing a placenta when we told our friends and family people thought we were joking jason’s a bit of a joker, so no one took him seriously when he told them, even when he showed his sister, the scan picture of all three triplets together. She still wasn’t convinced miss john’s pregnancy, progressed smoothly and she had regular scans to check the babies were growing well, she said we nicknamed them snap, crackle and pop.
It was lovely to feel them all. Moving around everyone kept asking us what they were going to be called, and we didn’t have any idea so jason, nicknamed them and the names stuck the triplets were delivered by cesarean at the end of january, when miss johns was 34 weeks pregnant. She said i was so huge by that time.
I could barely move and doctors wanted to get them out. In case i went into labor early. If i went into labor naturally, then it would increase the risk of things going wrong and we didn’t want that to happen so i was booked in for my cesarean operation. I was nervous when i went in but desperate to meet my three new arrivals ryan weighed. Four pounds: 12 ounces, raya weighed in at four pounds: three ounces and phoebe at four pounds: 11 ounces.
So they were all healthy weights. She said i’ve been carrying around nearly 15 pound of babies. I couldn’t believe it, but i was just so relieved. They were all healthy and well. They were only in hospital for about six weeks and were allowed home.
In march, i’ve had to get a four-seater pram, because maya had her first birthday when the triplets were only two weeks old and it’s a bit of a squash. In our house now, but it’s all worth it kayla is thrilled with her three new brothers and sisters and it’s lovely to think that maya and the triplets will grow up so close in age.