Incredibly rare births for two young families and their adorable multiples

We all know how rare triplets and quadruplets are, but what are the odds of having identical triplets or quadruplets? 1 in 200 million, apparently. Well, clearly there’s something in the water because two families have just welcomed identical multiples to their households.

Come and meet the families who experienced this incredibly rare birth and the adorable little dudes and perfect princesses that resulted.

For 23-year-old Becki-Jo Allen and Liam Tierney, the shock of discovering they were having triplets was only the beginning. Already parents to a daughter named Indiana, the family prepared for three times the fun.

 

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The couple welcomed their sons, Rocco, Roman and Rohan nine weeks early, each weighing around 1.5 kilograms.

Doctors had no clue the trio were identical. The boys spent six weeks in intensive care before it was time to head home. 

 

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It was when the proud new mum began posting her threesome’s adorable daily exploits on social media that the identical theory first popped up. People kept telling Becki-Jo how similar the babies looked.

When the boys were ten months old, she decided to get DNA testing to be sure.

The tests confirmed what the pictures suggest – Roman, Rocco and Rohan are, indeed, identical triplets, something that only occurs in about 1 in 200 million births.

It’s a shock another family in Canada are also experiencing.

First time parents Bethani and Tim Webb are preparing to take their one-month old daughters, Abigail, McKayla, Grace and Emily, home. 


Unlike Becki-Jo and Liam, the young newlyweds know their daughters are identical. Born when Bethani was 33 weeks pregnant, the girls all weighed over 1.5 kilograms and have spent four weeks in hospital so far.

But, like Becki-Jo and Liam, Bethani and Tim didn’t use fertility drugs and there’s no history of multiples in their families.

In order for identical triplets to occur, the egg needs to split in two and then one of those two cells has to split again during the first days of pregnancy. For quadruplets, the original fertilised egg splits, then one of the resultant cells splits again and then again.

Both of these young families are certainly going to have their hands full with sweetness! While Becki-Jo reports that she can tell her three boys apart by various birthmarks on their bodies (unless her boys are asleep), Bethani admits that she still has trouble distinguishing between her daughters.

“We’re going to paint their toenails and assign them each a colour,” Bethani tells TODAY.

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We can’t wait to keep watching these seven little charmers grow! Congratulations to both families on their beautiful and rare additions. You can follow their journeys through Instagram, Facebook and GoFundMe

For more multiple sweetness check out our round-up of adorable multiple babies and if you have more than one yourself, then check out our favourite finds for parents with multiples.

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