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Extremely Rare Identical Triplets Are Born–Home from Hospital

Edit: October 15, 2008 Now another set of naturally conceived identical triplets–of the boy variety, though–have gone home from the hospital. Healthy!

Desmond, left, and Kerry Lyons, of Irvington New York, hold their newborn identical triplets Kevin, right, Declan, center, and Cormac during a news conference at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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NEW YORK (AP) — Forgive Kerry and Desmond Lyons if they sometimes mix up their sons’ names. After all, they’re brand new and look alike.

The rare set of identical triplets conceived without fertility treatments left a Manhattan hospital Tuesday for their suburban

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Some say it is a 200 million to one chance they would be born. But here they are: three beautiful identical triplets. They’re of the girl type, were naturally conceived, born in England and are named Gabriella, Alessia and Olivia

The proud parents with their identical triplets (left to right) Olivia, Gabriella and Alessia

The girls were kept on an incubator in Peterborough Maternity Unit where they built up their strength until they were taken home to the house Miss Testa shares with the proud father, her fiancé Richard Rees, 22.

As a midwife, Miss Testa was aware just how exceptional her pregnancy was. ”I found out at my 12-week scan I was having triplets,” Miss Testa said.

More of the story here. From Telegraph.co.uk

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