A 30-year-old Welsh mom from Wales experienced the miracle of life four times over in just 11 months — and no, they’re not quadruplets. Becky John, of Swansea, though it would be nice for her baby daughter Mya to have a similarly aged sibling to play with and decided to conceive another child with her partner Jason Evans.
John, who gave birth to Mya in February 2016, became pregnant just one week later and was shocked to discover she would be giving birth to triplets. Miss Johns, who lives with partner Jason Evans, said: “When strangers stop 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.
“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,” John told Barcroft, adding none of her friends believed her.
“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 were no risks associated with any one of them sharing a placenta,” John added.
Miss John’s pregnancy went well, and she had monthly scans to ensure the kids were healthy. 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!”
Ryan weighed 4lb 12oz, Raya weighed in at 4lb 3oz, and Phoebe at 4lb 11oz – all healthy weights.
“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,” John told Barcroft.
“I’ve been carrying around nearly 15 pounds of babies. I couldn’t believe it. But I was just so relieved they were all healthy and well,” she added.
John was concerned about how she would cope with so many children, but she is overjoyed with her new arrivals.
“Kayla is overjoyed with her three new siblings, and it’s wonderful to think that Mya and the triplets will grow up together,” John added.