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"Unfortunately, Rachel developed twin to twin transfusion syndrome and she had keyhole surgery at Birmingham's Women's Hospital to treat the abnormal blood vessels by clotting them with a laser beam to stop the babies sharing a blood supply.
"The risks to the pregnancy are not uncommon there is an increase risk of miscarriage, fetal abnormalities, preterm delivery, growth problems and specific risks to identical twins such as twin to twin transfusion syndrome, where there are abnormal blood vessels in the placenta connecting the babies so they are sharing their blood supplies.
"We were warned the babies might die during her pregnancy and had a scan every week to check on them and each time we had to brace ourselves for bad news but we were so lucky they were fine, it was only when I reached 20 weeks that we started to believe they would be OK.
A YOUNG mum will spend the New Year dividing her time between two hospitals as her newborn babies face a fight for life.
She had to go to Birmingham to have laser treatment to stop one baby getting more food than the other two and the operation went well but then she was rushed back into Wythenshawe with stomach pains.
They are the first triplets to be born at Wythenshawe for four years.
She said: "At the start of the year I was told I wouldn't be able to have a baby so when I went for a scan and they found two and then three heartbeats I was stunned, my husband could not speak for several hours after I Nike Flyknit Air Max 2015 Womens told him.
Rachel Cain, 22, gave birth to tiny identical triplets a fortnight ago, each of them weighing a little over a pound.
The odds of conceiving identical triplets without fertility treatment is less than one in 100,000 and Rachel was stunned when she learned of the pregnancy after twice miscarrying Air Max 2015 Slippers
Babies in race for life
Rachel has a three year old daughter Heaven. She married Lee, a bin man, in September and celebrated Christmas at home with her two Nike Air Max 2015 For Sale
She then spent the next three weeks in hospital with staff trying to delay the birth as long as possible to help the babies grow bigger and stronger.
The couple are hoping Matilda will soon be well enough to be transferred back to Wythenshawe to be closer to her family.
"Although this is early days in terms of the outlook for her two surviving babies, the outcome is reasonable considering the severe complication that she developed before delivery. and the fact that she reached a gestation compatible with survival.
sisters before visiting both babies in hospital.
"But I became very sick when I was 21 weeks pregnant, I had pneumonia and problems with the pregnancy and I needed a blood transfusion, they thought I might die along with all three babies.
"We cannot thank the staff at Wythenshawe and St Mary's enough, they could not have done more, we owe them our lives."
One of the three girls, Lillie Mae sadly died after developing problems with her lungs and now her two sisters are being treated at separate hospitals as they build up their strength.
Rachel and her husband Lee, 27, from Brooklands, are dividing their time between visiting Summer Rose at Wythenshawe and Matilda Elizabeth at St Mary's and both babies will need specialist care Nike Air Max Thea Nordstrom
Mr Koon Chan, from St Mary's, who treated Rachel during her pregnancy said: "Rachel had identical triplets, this is very rare with an incidence of 1:100,000.
for many months.
But Lillie Mae was born on December 13 and her two sisters followed three hours later.
Rachel, a child minder carried on working until she was 21 weeks pregnant and she became very sick.
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