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Mother's triplet girls defying the odds

Sarah Johnson with triplet girls Credit: Johnson family

A mum from Southport says the birth of her naturally conceived triplet girls is “a miracle”.

Sarah Johnson, 31, gave birth to Darcie, Macy and Bobbie-Ann at Ormskirk hospital.

The triplets were conceived naturally – without fertility treatment. The chance of this is approximately 1 in 25,000.

Mum Sarah, who already has two boys, said: “It was a massive shock to learn I was pregnant with triplets. I’ve waited for a baby girl forever and now I’ve got three."

Johnson triplet girls Credit: Johnson family

The family have now invested in a new seven-seat car to ferry the sisters with their two brothers who are aged five and seven.

Sarah, who is a heath care assistant at Southport hospital, added: “We are buying three of everything and have three cots ready for the sisters. It is a very exciting time.”

Mum gave birth to the triplets after 33 weeks and six days. The girls each weighed in at around 5lbs. Two of the girls are identical.

Lynne Eastham, head of Nursing and Midwifery Southport and Ormskirk hospital NHS Trust said: “Multiple births are uncommon. But for a woman to have triplets naturally, the odds become even more astonishing.

“We wish the family congratulations and the best of luck for the future.”

Watch: Anti-bullying music video by Wirral primary school

A primary school on the Wirral has created a new rap music video to promote respect as part of an anti-bullying and mental health campaign.

Staff and pupils at Riverside Primary were involved in the creation of the video, including dinner ladies, crossing patrol and school governors.

Headteacher Christina Lahive said:

"As part of our schools anti-bullying and mental health campaign we have created our very own musical masterpiece.

"Our children come from an area of high social deprivation but our school defies all obstacles and helps them to achieve their true potential both academically and emotionally.

"Our school motto is 'Da Totem Habes' (Give it all you've got)."

– Headteacher Christina Lahive

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