Mum Has 'Surprise' Triplets At 47 - After Conceiving Naturally!

14/08/2014 17:01 | Updated 20 May 2015

Mum has 'surprise' triplets at 47 - after conceiving naturally!

Sharon​A 47-year-old woman has given birth to 'miracle' triplets – 14 years after her last child was born.

Sharon Lewis, from Miami, said she was 'surprised' (to say the least!) when she found out she was not only pregnant again – but was expecting THREE BABIES.

She already has a 25-year-old daughter and a 14-year-old son.

Doctors say it's rare for a woman her age to have conceived the babies naturally without fertility treatment.

Sharon wasn't trying to get pregnant and thought it was impossible at her age when she was told she'd be giving birth to three baby boys.

Dylan, Denere and Denard were by delivered by Caesarean at 30 weeks on 18 March.

Doctors decided to deliver early because Sharon developed high blood pressure.

Each of the babies weighed about two pounds at birth and are now closer to four pounds.

Sharon said: "This was all a big surprise to me, but it was a wonderful surprise."

Sharon added that her boys' arrival was nothing short of a miracle, saying: "I felt that it was nobody but God that blessed my womb at 47. I do believe he brought me to it, he'll bring me through it."

She said her older children can't wait to have them home and she has lots of family to help.

They were cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit at Holtz Children's Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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