AKRON, Ohio — What’s better than one baby? How about three?
On Tuesday, the Cleveland Clinic spotlighted the rare birth of three identical triplet girls on its Facebook page.
Parker, Robin and Sylvie have been providing triple the cuddles, triple the love (and triple the diapers!) for new dads Eric Portenga and Kevin O’Neill since their birth on September 9.
Their surrogate, Maureen, gave birth to the rare set of triplets at Cleveland Clinic Akron General.
It’s a rare event, there were approximately 3,100 triplet births in 2019, says Stephen Bacak, DO, a maternal fetal medicine specialist, who delivered the triplets.
The girls made their debut at 35 weeks gestation via cesarean birth. After an 18-day stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the girls made the road trip back to Ann Arbor Michigan to begin their lives.