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Texas Woman Delivers Triplets, Two Conjoined In Miracle Pregnancy

Emma Goddard
by Emma Goddard Published on May 18, 2015

Silvia Hernandez and husband Raul Torres were expecting triplets, but what they got was quite the surprise, and an alarming one at that. On Saturday, the Texas couple welcomed three identical baby girls, two of which were conjoined, by cesarean section 33 weeks into Hernandez's pregnancy. All three were born at Bay Area Hospital at four pounds 11 ounces according to KIII News, with the two conjoined babies currently residing at one hospital and the third with Hernandez at her hospital.

Although the couple was aware of the situation before the birth, knowing that two of their daughters-to-be were conjoined at the pelvis, "they were not sure if they were sharing any organs," Hernandez wrote on the family's Facebook page.

"The truth is I cried, not because of how the babies would look because we knew we would do our best to give them the best and most productive life possible," Hernandez wrote. "I cried because the doctor said we had to understand and accept the fact that once they were born they could die. My pregnancy is very rare; the doctors say it is one in a million."

Triplets © Silvia Hernandez & Raul Torres/Facebook

However, the babies were safely delivered, and on Monday the conjoined babies successfully underwent bladder surgery, according to KRIS-TV, but will have to remain at Driscoll Children's Hospital until they are separated in about six months or a year. Until then, the new mother and father are asking for prayer from their loved ones and strangers. They plan to keep their children in the hospital until they are 100 percent healthy and safe to come home.

The couple has created a GoFundMe page to raise donations for medical bills. Tweet us @wewomenUSA!

This article was written by Emma Goddard. Follow her on Twitter @egoddardhokie.

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