Rare triplets including conjoined twins born in Texas
A rare set of triplets were born in Corpus Christi, Texas over the weekend.Silvia Hernandez and her husband Raul Torres welcomed Catalina, Ximena and Scarlett on Saturday and two of the sisters are conjoined at the hip. The trio was delivered by cesarian section at 34 weeks, roughly seven weeks premature.
The chances of having triplets with two of them conjoined is about 1 in 50 million.
"When we found out we were expecting 3 babies our hearts were filled with so much joy," Silvia said of the pregnancy on a GoFundMe page. "Three months into the pregnancy the doctors had some bad news for us...The truth is I cried, not because of how the babies would look because we knew we would do our best to give them the best and most productive life possible, I cried because the doctor said we had to understand and accept the fact that once they were born they could die."
Raul told ABC News they are excited and ready to raise their special girls.
"God chose us for a reason to take care of them. He sent us these little angles for a reason," he said. "It's a big lesson for us."
Fortunately, doctors say all three babies are looking very healthy and haven't experienced any complications but it will be at least six months to a year before they can consider operating on the conjoined sisters to separate them.