Becki-Jo Allen and her young daughter Indiana lived a safe and sound, quiet and comfortable life in England.
But, one day, Becki-Jo started feeling nauseous and suspected that she might have become pregnant again.
She discovered that she was indeed expecting … but, expecting triplets! When time came to deliver them, however, a surprise even greater than that announcement was to come. What happened was so bizarre that the chances of it occurring stand as high as 200 million to 1.
Becki-Jo together with her daughter Indiana live just outside of the city of Liverpool, England. Their life was a quiet one, until one day Becki-Jo started suspecting something was happening inside of her organism. It all began when she started suffering from nausea.
Becki-Jo told the Liverpool Echo: “I had been being very sick and had a really bad headache so I booked an early scan and that was when I found out I was expecting triplets. It was the biggest shock of my life!
“We haven’t got any triplets in the family so it came completely out of the blue.”
The mom was undoubtedly shocked, but happy with the news. Indiana was about to become the big sister to three! Becki-Jo received plenty of support from loved ones and went about trying to mentally prepare herself for the task of bringing three kids into the world.
In her 31st week of her pregnancy, however, Becki-Jo was rushed to hospital with different types of complications. At the hospital, she delivered her triplets via Caesarean section. Due to the premature nature of their births, they were super small.
The littlest one of them, Rocco, weighed just 3,3lbs. His brothers were only a little bit heavier.
As a consequence of their size, all three of them had to spend six weeks in intensive care.
Pregnancies which involve triplets are fraught with risk, and it’s pretty strange that all three fetuses survive.
However, Becki-Jo’s three turned out to be fighters. All three of them recovered, and started gaining weight and became stronger with each passing day.
Then, after almost one and a half months in hospital, the boys were finally able to go home.
Now, Becki-Jo herself was convinced that her boys weren’t identical, despite the fact that she had trouble telling them apart.
But while growing up, other people kept struggling to know which one was which. Strangers would stop Becki-Jo in the street just to ask.
So the mother made the decision to investigate the matter even further, contacting a lab that helped perform DNA tests on the three brothers.
The results turned out that that the brothers were genetically identical. The chances of that happening can be as high as a mind-blowing one in 200 million.
Reportedly, the odds of triplets being born have increased with the introduction of different types of test tubes and hormone stimulation. Even so, to be genetically identical is still super rare.
“We don’t get anywhere fast because people are always stopping us when we’re out and asking if they are identical.
“I was always convinced they weren’t, because that’s what I had been told during my pregnancy.”
As other people might expect, the family go through a lot of different kind of resources. Becki-Jo herself says that the washing machine is running almost 24 hours daily.
And just look how much they have grown up now!
Undoubtedly, this cute family gets a lot of attention when they are out and about town.