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Right Arrow Johnson sisters defy the odds!
09 February 2016 at 15:27

A beaming Southport mum says the birth of her naturally conceived triplet girls is: “A miracle”.

Sarah Johnson, 31, gave birth to Darcie, Macy and Bobbie-Ann at Ormskirk hospital on 21 January.

The triplets were conceived naturally – without fertility treatment. The chance of this is approximately 1 in 25,000.

Mum Sarah, who already has two boys, said: “It was a massive shock to learn I was pregnant with triplets. I’ve waited for a baby girl forever and now I’ve got three.

"Me and the girls’ dad feel so blessed and lucky. I know we will be knee-deep in nappies and feeding bottles but we can’t wait to get them home.”

The family have now invested in a new seven-seat car to ferry the sisters with their two brothers who are aged five and seven.

Sarah, who is a heath care assistant at Southport hospital, added: “We are buying three of everything and have three cots ready for the sisters. It is a very exciting time.”

Mum gave birth to the triplets after 33 weeks and six days. The girls each weighed in at around 5lbs. Two of the girls are identical.

Lynne Eastham, head of Nursing and Midwifery Southport and Ormskirk hospital NHS Trust said: “Multiple births are uncommon. But for a woman to have triplets naturally, the odds become even more astonishing.

“We wish the family congratulations and the best of luck for the future.”

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Issued by Dickie Felton
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Telephone 01704 705061
Email  dickie.felton@nhs.net
Web  www.southportandormskirk.nhs.uk
Twitter @SONHSTrust


Notes for editors

1. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust manages Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital, and is responsible for many community healthcare services for adults in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. We also provide sexual health services across Sefton and West Lancashire. The North West Regional Spinal Injuries is operated by the Trust at Southport hospital.  In 2014/15, we saw 270,141 outpatients; treated 59,808 inpatients; made 280,831 home visits in the community; supported the birth of 2,747 babies; and attended to 110,620 urgent care cases. The Trust employs 3,472 staff.