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Surprise! 47-year-old woman gives birth to triplets without even trying to get pregnant

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MIAMI — A 47-year-old mother of two was content. She wasn’t trying to get pregnant again. In fact, she didn’t think it was possible at her age.

So when Sharon Lewis learned she was pregnant, she was shocked. But doctors said she wasn’t going to have just one baby. She was going to have three. Triplets.

Even her doctors were stunned.

“For it to occur by itself is very rare, and for her to have triplets is another rarity,” said UM/Jackson Dr. Salih Y. Yasin in an interview with WSVN-TV. “For all of them to be health and good is another rarity.”

The babies were delivered by C-section on March 18 at 30 weeks. Each weighed about two pounds. Lewis is doing well too and expects to be taking her bundles of joy home Mother’s Day weekend.

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2 comments

  • ANALYSIS

    what the hell!! is she doing getting pregnant at 47!!?!??? her and her husband should know better to use protection. that goes for both her and her husband. seriously dumb person

  • Lisa

    She is 47 years old. The chances of getting pregnant at 40, nevermind 47, is around 1% which is less than the failure rate of most methods of birth control…besides what do you care if this full grown woman has babies?