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Baltimore woman gives birth to not 1, not 2, but 3 babies, and they all look the same
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This Baltimore woman gave birth to three babies all of which are identical triplets. That's a rare occurance. - photo by Herb Scribner
They say third times a charm. Well, new parent Kristen Hewitt of Baltimore found that charm on the first try when she gave birth to identical triplets, according to CBS Baltimore.

The three babies Thomas III (named after the father, Thomas Hewitt), Finnegan and Oliver were born with a C-section after almost 34 weeks in the womb, CBS Baltimore reported.

"Through our relationship, we've found that Tom and I work the best under pressure, so we take the triplets as not only a blessing, but also a challenge that we're most certainly up for," Kristen told CNN. "Finding a new place to live will be another welcomed test since our current row home is not conducive to raising triplets."

The Hewitts werent totally prepared for the triplets. During a sonograph, Thomas jokingly asked the couples doctor if there was another baby in there. The doctor said yes. When Thomas made another quip about being a third baby, the doctor, once again, confirmed there was yet another baby.

Kristen and I then looked at each other with pure joy and shock, Thomas told CNN.

Dr. Victor A. Khouzami said this is rare and uncommon, and that hes never seen identical triplets in the three decades hes worked at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, CBS Local reported.

But this isnt the first time in recent years that identical triplets were born in the United States. For example, in 2013, a Sacramento couple gave birth to three identical girls all of whom were born without the use of fertility drugs, according to ABC News. Doctors called this a one in a million event, ABC News reported.

Still, giving birth to identical triplets is rare. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, triplets occur in one in 10,000 pregnancies. And, as doctors told ABC News, about one in 70,000 to one in 1 million overall births are of identical triplets.

"It's hard to calculate a conservative estimate," Dr. William Gilbert, the director of Womens Services for Sutter Health in Sacramento, California, told ABC News. "One in 70,000 that would be on the low end, the high end is one in a million."

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