Oh, baby... baby... baby...
After being told by a doctor that they would be unable to have children, a Pittsburgh couple is now expecting triplets in a rare double pregnancy, according to a Because of Them We Can (BOTWC) blog.
Antonio Livingston and Dee Michelle announced their pregnancies on Instagram, also sharing their infertility struggles.
“Last year, my doctors told me that I wouldn’t be able to have kids and would need surgery,” Dee wrote on Instagram. “But God said otherwise and gave us three healthy babies along with a completely healthy mother!”
The parents-to-be are experiencing superfetation, an instance in which a second, new pregnancy can occur during an initial pregnancy, Healthline Parenthood explains.
According to a friend of the expecting mother, one baby was conceived six days before the others and is fraternal while the younger siblings are identical.
Y’all my friend ovulated twice in the same week and got pregnant twice in the same week. So guess what??— The Nostalgia Queen ➐ 👸🏽 (@Snow_Blacck) September 21, 2020
She’s having TRIPLETS. One baby is 6 days older and fraternal and the other two are identical.
My friend’s pregnancies are wild 😭🎉
The parents are temporarily identifying the triplets as Baby A, Baby B, who are identical twins, and Baby C who is the fraternal sibling.
According to an Instagram post by the couple, Babies A and B are at risk for Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS), a prenatal complication in which one baby can receive too much blood while the other receives too little, Healthline explains.
Despite the high-risk nature of the pregnancy, the expecting parents are hopeful of a healthy delivery.
“We are believing that all three of our babies will be healthy, equal in size, and have no complications," Dee wrote on Instagram. "They made it safely through the first trimester without any complications, so we believe that the second and third trimesters will be the same! Please continue to pray for us and our babies as we have a long journey ahead of us!”
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What’s better than black love? Black BABIES.🥰 We used to say “Behind every successful man is a powerful woman,” but now we say “Behind every successful man is a powerful woman and 3 babies.”👫🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽🤣 I am beyond grateful to stand beside a man who is everything and more to me and who will be even more to our children! I couldn’t have made it this far in my pregnancy without him. He takes the absolute BEST care of me and I am forever grateful for him! Pregnancy can be scary, depressing and very painful. With him by my side, I don’t feel anything but joy! I have 0 worries when I am with him. He keeps me looking good and glowing every day! 😍 It’s so important to be with a man who is a great person inside and out, especially when there are children involved. There are great men out in this world! But let them find you..❤️ I am so excited to walk into parenthood with my man. This is going to be such a fun and exciting journey! 😆 • • • • #triplets #naturaltriplets #tripletpregnancy #blacklove #tripletsofinstagram #tripletlife #pittsburgh #pittsburghhairstylist #pittsburghstylist #pittsburghphotographer #14weekspregnant #pregnancylife #blackfamilies #relationshipgoals #theshaderoom #microlinks #blackexcellence #multiples #tripletbelly