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Philadelphia Inquirer: Western Pa. woman births rare identical triplets

Friday, October 9th, 2009

A western Pennsylvania couple has celebrated their third wedding anniversary with an appropriate gift , identical triplets.

Amanda Faher gave birth to the boys, Matthew Aaron, Nathan Brady and Michael Christopher, on Wednesday at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Doctors decided to deliver the boys at 33 weeks gestation because the mother developed pre-eclampsia. The boys weigh just over 5 pounds each.

Faher and her husband, Matthew, are attorneys who live in Allegheny Township, Westmoreland County, about 30 miles northeast of the city.

Dr. Jennifer Celebrezze (sel-uh-BREE'-zee) says the odds of birthing identical triplets , which result from a single fertilized egg , is about "one in a million."

To read more, visit the Philadelphia Inquirer web site.

 

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