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BALTIMORE, Ma. — A mom and dad in Baltimore have welcomed what doctors say are incredibly rare triplets into the world.
ABC News reports that Kristen and Tom Hewitt say when they got their first ultrasound, the technician was very quiet, and they joked about more than one baby being in her stomach.
Turns out, there were three and they were identical, where one fertilized egg splits three times.
The odds of having identical triplets are as high as one in two million. They were conceived without the use of fertility treatment.
Kristen gave birth earlier this month to Thomas III “Tripp,” Finnegan “Finn,” and Oliver “Ollie” at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.
The hospital says they deliver 30 to 40 sets of triplets per year, but this is its first identical set.
The baby boys are doing great and are at home.