Triple treat: Providence St. Vincent delivers identical triplets
Amber Hills of Newberg, Ore., delivered identical triplet girls Aug. 1 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
in Portland, Ore. The girls are, from left, Raelyn, Elaina and Avery. The girls’ birth order and weights are: Raelyn, born first, 2 pounds, 12 ounces; Avery, born second, 3 pounds, 11 ounces; and Elaina, born third, 2 pounds, 15 ounces. As Catholic Health World
went to press, the babies were being monitored in the neonatal intensive care unit and were expected to be discharged home within the next several weeks. Dr. Craig Novack, a neonatologist at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, said that “the overall general odds for monozygotic triplets is somewhere around one in a million.” The triplets’ parents, Hills and Logan Fletcher, say in the future they may paint the babies’ fingernails or give them contrasting pierced earrings so they can tell the siblings apart at a glance.