An identical triplets were born to Allison Penn who currently employed as an education specialist at North Shore University Hospital on Long Island, USA — an event so rare it might happen 1 in 200 million births according to an obstetrician estimate.
Tom and Allison Penn wanted a baby more than anything. Now they have three, all alike. The triplets, Logan, Eli and Collin Penn, born last Wednesday.
The babies, developed from a single egg and placenta, were given only a 30% chance of all three surviving by the first obstetrician consulted by the Patchogue, N.Y., couple, said Tom Penn, who called them “miracle babies.”
The triplets, carried to 35 weeks and weighing 4 pounds, 12 ounces (Logan); 4 pounds (Eli); and 4 pounds, 11 ounces (Collin) at birth, went home Sunday.