A couple have welcomed their miracle triplets just in time for Christmas after waiting four years and spending £6,300 on IVF.
Jane and Gary Wailes, from Lankeys Creek, Australia, were unable to fall pregnant naturally so did three rounds of IVF in the hope of having a third child after conceiving their first two daughters, Matilda, seven, and Mia, four, naturally.
The first round resulted in a miscarriage, and the second round didn’t work, but the couple decided to try for a third time and managed to transfer two embryos knowing there was a chance of twins.
But the family were in for a shock when they discovered one of the embryos had split, resulting in triplets, two of whom are identical.
Jane was forced to give birth at 31-weeks after developing intrahepatic cholestasis while pregnant.
The triplets, called Jaya, Josie, and June, spent 43 days in hospital but were finally able to come home on November 26.
Jane, 31, explained: “We had our two girls naturally and were unable to fall pregnant for four years so had to do IVF.
“We were so excited when we fell pregnant on the third round and when we went in for our scan, we were told we had twins and we couldn’t have been happier.
“The nurse then took another look and found a third baby; we told her to stop looking for more!
“They were in hospital for 43 days and it was exhausting; travelling in and out took us two hours so I ended up staying there with them and being away from my other daughters.
“Matilda and Mia met their sisters for the first time through a window because no one was allowed in the hospital due to Covid.
“When we finally got to bring them home, it was a huge relief and a really special moment for the girls to meet their sisters.