Sharon Lewis will now be able to celebrate this Mother’s Day with 3 new additions to her family: Dylan, Denard, and Denare.
Lewis is 47 and said “the tears rolled because it was unexpected” that she would be having more kids. The triplets were conceived the old fashion way, without fertility drugs.
Lewis said after already having two grown children, she wasn’t trying to have anymore. The technician saw twins right away. “It was a miracle she got pregnant, a miracle she got there and a miracle they are normal and healthy and fine,” Dr. Salih Yasin, Lewis’s OBGYN at Jackson Memorial Hospital said.
Yasin, who specializes in high-risk pregnancies, says the chances of a pregnancy like Lewis’s is one in hundreds of thousands.
The babies were in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for several weeks but are now healthy, strong, and home safe and sound, according to the Associated Press.
“I felt it was nobody but God that had blessed my womb at 47,” Lewis said. “I thought he brought me to it. He will bring me through it.”
This story hits home for me. My mother had me at age 45. My mom, like Sharon Lewis, had already had grown children and wasn’t planning on having more.
I asked my mom a few years ago if she ever had doubts or reservations about carrying me to term at her age. She looked me in my eyes and said that the moment her doctor said that she was pregnant, she never doubted that she was going to do everything she could to keep me healthy for those forty weeks.
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