A mother who suffered the heartbreak of seven miscarriages has given birth to triplets.
Jenny and Nathan Cash had suffered loss after loss as they tried to start a family together. But they were overjoyed when Jenny finally gave birth to a healthy girl, two-year-old Alessia.
But they had not banked on seeing their wish of a bigger family come true quite so quickly – after a second successful pregnancy produced triplets, with no IVF.
Nathan, 35, told of the moment the couple learned they would be having three more children.
He said: "Looking at the scan monitor in hospital we couldn't believe our eyes.
"There, plain to see, were three pairs of arms and legs, and three tiny heads. So we both sat there with our mouths open."
Jenny said: "It's a bit ironic, really, after all the miscarriages, then to be having triplets. It seemed like someone was having a laugh upstairs."
She added: "Nathan was like 'I can't afford four kids;, and I was like "How did this happen? How am I going to carry three?'"
The couple, from Bar Hill near Cambridge, never tried IVF as doctors could not find a medical reason for the miscarriages.
Jenny said: 'We had tests, but they just said, 'It's just one of those things and if you can bear it just keep trying'."
Which is what the couple did.
"I just thought, 'Well, we'll keep trying'," said Jenny.
Then two years ago Jenny's eighth pregnancy gave the couple their first child, Alessia.
And earlier this year the couple were astounded to learn that she was pregnant again – and carrying triplets.
On August 6, Jenny, 35, gave birth to identical boys Ben and Jayden, and a girl, Taylor.
Delivered by Caesarean section at 33-and-a-half weeks – as is the norm for triplets – they weighed just over four-and-a-half pounds each.
The babies each arrived a minute apart – first the boys, both at 4lbs 9oz, followed by Taylor at 4lbs 8oz.
Jenny said: "They all came out crying; they were like a litter of kittens, with little tiny cries."
The delivery at the Rosie Maternity Hospital in Cambridge was straightforward and despite being premature, the triplets were home in 10 days.
Jenny said: "We always wanted a big family. But just having two kids was proving difficult. But now we've got an instant larger brood."
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