While Triplets Are Rare, This Birth Is Even Less Common. Doctors Say It’s 1 In A Million

Updated May 8, 2017

When a couple in Newberg, Oregon learned that they were pregnant, they never would have guess they’d become part of a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Logan Brown-Fletcher and Amber Hills were ecstatic that they’d be adding a new member to their young family. But then a few weeks later, they were told they’d be having triplets – and their joy multiplied by three.

While they were basking in the glory of all the good news, neither expectant parent could have guessed what was to come next. And they weren’t alone. The doctors never would have predicted it either…

After a visit to the OB, Amber learned that she had an ovarian cyst – a terrifying prospect for any expectant mother. But this was no ordinary cyst – it was the size of a basketball.

While the cyst was risky for Amber’s health, it was even more dangerous for the unborn babies. Learning about the cyst was the first time Amber cried – really cried – during her pregnancy.

“I was so scared I could lose the babies,” she said in an interview with Oregon Live. “I bawled the whole way home.”

Amber had no options. She opted to get the surgery to remove the large cyst and her ovary. Because the ovary had twisted inside of her, it caused “the worst pain (she’s) ever felt.” Luckily, the surgery was successful and both the expectant mother and her unborn triplets were considered safe.

Until they weren’t…

During one of her routine visits, the doctors struggled to find the third child’s heartbeat. Once they found it, it dropped dramatically.

Although she was scheduled for a C-section in August, she had to have an emergency C-section at just 33 weeks – a full month before her due date.

Although the emergency pre-mature birth was terrifying, her three babies came out healthy. They were named Raelyn, Avery, and Elaina. While they were rushed to the neonatal ICU or NICU, it wasn’t for anything but the fact that they came early.

The moment that Amber saw her children for the first time was unforgettable – “the loves of my life.”

“I was so happy, my heart was full and I was totally in love,” she said. “I want to be with them all the time. It’s hard to be away from them.”

But these triplets were extra special. Why? Because they were identical!

All three little girls were perfectly identical to each other. Neonatologist Dr. Craig Novack called this a “one in a million” occurrence.

In the short video below, you’ll get to meet the miracle triplets from Oregon.

Watch mom appreciate her identical triplets. You’ll see the miracle triplets at 48-hours old. They are truly adorable – mom and dad cannot get enough of how cute their little ones are.

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