Christchurch couple, Sarah and Fionn O’Leary had the surprise of their lives when they were told by the nurse that Sarah was carrying three babies, not one, during a routine visit to the hospital.

Sarah’s early stages of pregnancy “were really good”, but by 30 weeks life became hard. She was admitted to hospital at 31 weeks for bed rest and the triplets were born a fortnight later.

Six-week-old Macy, Toby and Sadie arrived home a fortnight ago after spending a month in Christchurch’s neonatal unit . . .        To read the full story on, head here.


Did you know?

40% of twins are born early, as well as 90% of triplets.
The gestational period is shorter than single births and as such they are subject to further risk