Rare identical triplets born without fertility drugs
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York couple is learning to care for three newborns at once after giving birth to a rare set of naturally conceived identical triplets.
Morgan Van Akin, of Saratoga Springs, had the boys by cesarean section two months early on Aug. 4 at Albany Medical Center. All are healthy, weighing more than 3 pounds each, and are gaining strength in neonatal incubators.
The father, Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Ross Van Akin, tells WNYT-TV in Albany (http://bit.ly/2vqd74z ) it’s better than winning Lotto.
And it’s about as rare. Experts put the odds of having identical triplets without fertility drugs at about 1-in-1-million to 1-in-100 million. Dr. Scott Dexter of Albany Medical Center says there are only 20 cases in the medical literature.
Identical triplets come from a single fertilized egg split into three.
Information from: WNYT-TV, http://www.wnyt.com