Mother's Day Special: Threemendous; 16million to 1 odds as mum age 40 has IDENTICAL TRIPLETS.
LINDA Pierson isn't just a mum in a million - she's a mum in SIXTEEN million.
Those were the incredible odds stacked against her when she gave birth to identical triplets Robert, Brian and Stephen at the age of 40.
Amazingly her three tiny sons were conceived naturally and survived a biological accident.
"The boys shared the same protective sac in my womb which doctors told me usually means one won't survive," said Linda. "It's a miracle they're so healthy and happy."
But now machine operator Linda, from Rochford, Essex, is set to have a Mother's Day she'll never forget. She said: "Last Mother's Day all I could think about was that my chances of having a baby had come and gone. But here I am a year on with three bundles of joy."
The boys were born 10 weeks premature by emergency caesarean at Southend Hospital on November 23. Stephen, who weighed 2lb 14oz, and Robert, who weighed 3lb 7oz, both developed holes in their lungs and were attached to ventilators. Brian, who weighed just 1lb 15oz, was placed on a device to give him oxygen should he need it.
But after almost two months in hospital all three were allowed home. Linda, whose partner Ron Humphries, 57, is a retired building manager, said: "My heart nearly burst with joy when I finally brought them back from the hospital."
SECRETS OF THE SUPER NANNY: Pages 39-41
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|Publication:||Sunday Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Mar 6, 2005|
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