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Surprise couple welcomes rare 'spontaneous' triplets

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Posted: Monday, June 17, 2013 3:45 pm

Jaime and Taylor Varley of Surprise welcomed Charlotte, Paige and Annie to their family earlier this month, celebrating three births that only occur one in every 8,000 deliveries.

The “spontaneous” triplets were born June 9 at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center. The term spontaneous triplets means they were conceived without the aid of fertility medications or procedures.

“Spontaneous triplets only occur in every 1 in 8,000 births,” said Dr. Allan Sawyer, who was Jaime’s obstetrician. Six thousand babies are born at Banner Thunderbird each year.

“It is great for us as caregivers to be part of their lives and part of the success with these triplets,” said Banner Thunderbird neonatologist Amit Agrawal.

In December, Sawyer saw the triplets on Jaime’s first ultrasound.

“No family history, no fertility use, no nothing, it was pretty shocking,” said Taylor.

His daughters were born by Cesarean section at almost 33-weeks gestation. A pregnancy is considered full term from 37–40 weeks gestation.

Charlotte, the largest triplet, weighed 4 pounds, 9 ounces at birth. Paige and Annie are identical. Paige was 4 pounds, 2 ounces, and Annie was 4 pounds, 1 ounce. Further testing will reveal if all three are identical, which would be extremely rare, hospital officials said.

The Varleys have two other daughters, Macie, 4, and Reese, 3.

“They love being big sisters, but don’t quite understand what a miracle triplets are,” Taylor said. “They say things like, ‘When I grow up, I’ll have eight babies in my belly’ or ‘five babies in my belly,’” said Taylor.

“I love having daughters,” said Jaime. “It will be so fun to do all of the girly things like painting nails with them.”

Taylor jokes that he plans to buy five hairdryers to avoid the types of bathroom arguments he remembers watching his sisters have.

Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale specializes in heart care, surgical services, obstetrics and gynecology, emergency care, behavioral health, cancer care and pediatrics, including the West Valley’s only pediatric intensive care unit, pediatric emergency department and Level III neonatal intensive care unit. The hospital is part of Banner Health, a nonprofit health system with 24 hospitals in seven states.

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  • Stellaosbern posted at 9:25 pm on Mon, Feb 1, 2016.

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    Wow… I am sure that the couple would be so happy and excited to have these spontaneous triplets. I am glad to hear that the delivery was carried out so successfully and the babies are healthy and doing so great.
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  • millicater posted at 10:35 pm on Fri, Jul 24, 2015.

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    Congratulation! There aren't too many mothers with triplets. The health professional did also a good job assisting you and helping you to deliver the babies. There are only a few quality clinics throughout the country and one of them is the Houston family practice, the Cy-Fair Medical Partners.

  • tommglass posted at 3:02 am on Thu, Mar 12, 2015.

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    Wow, this is an amazing event! Having triplets is a rare thing because such cases occur more often when the woman used the vitro fertilization to remain pregnant. Further, someone who really wants to have a baby, but she can not conceive will find at Florida Fertility the best answers to this problem.


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