This is Becky Johns – and she has done something remarkable. The miracle mum has given birth to four babies in just 11 months.
Just weeks after giving birth to daughter, Mya, Becky fell pregnant again.
The 30-year-old from Swansea thought she would give Mya a sibling to play with.
But she hadn’t bargained for falling pregnant with not one, but three, babies. The triplets were born in January – just 11 months after Miss Johns had given birth to Mya.
Miss Johns, who lives with partner Jason Evans, said: “When strangers stop to see the four of them, they can’t believe that I had four babies in less than a year. It does seem hard to believe, and it was such a shock when I discovered I was having triplets.
“We had only been trying to conceive for a week when I fell pregnant. It all happened so quickly.”
The couple, who also have a nine-year-old daughter called Kayla, had been thrilled when Miss Evans fell pregnant with Mya.
Then they decided to try for one more addition to their family, and Miss Evans discovered she was pregnant straight away. She said: “We had decided to try for just one more baby. Kayla was older, so I wanted Mya to have company as she grew older. We thought it may take a while for me to get pregnant, so we started trying straight away.
“But then just a couple of weeks later I did a test and the two blue lines came up on the test. It must have only taken a week for me to fall pregnant. I started to worry about how I would cope with two little ones together, so close in age. But I was confident that I could do it.”
But then she went for a scan – and got more than she had bargained for. The sonographer found not one heartbeat on the screen, but three.
“When we told our friends and family, people thought we were joking. Even when he showed his sister the scan picture of all three triplets together, she still wasn’t convinced.”
Miss John’s pregnancy progressed smoothly and she had regular scans to check the babies were growing well. She said: “We nicknamed them Snap, Crackle and Pop. It was lovely to feel them all moving around. Everyone kept asking us what they were going to be called and we didn’t have any idea, so Jason nicknamed them, and the names stuck!”
The triplets were delivered by cesarean at the end of January when Miss Johns was 34 weeks pregnant. She said: “I was so huge by that time I could barely move and doctors wanted to get them out in case I went into labour early. If I went into labour naturally, then it could increase the risk of things going wrong. And we didn’t want that to happen, so I was booked in for my cesarean operation.”
Ryan weighed 4lb 12oz, Raya weighed in at 4lb 3oz, and Phoebe at 4lb 11oz – all healthy weights.
Miss Johns said: “I’ve been carrying around nearly 15lbs of babies. I couldn’t believe it. But I was just so relieved they were all healthy and well. They were only in hospital for about six weeks and were allowed home. And it’s a bit of a squash in our house now, but its all worth it.
“Kayla is thrilled with her three new brothers and sisters and its lovely to think that Mya and the triplets will grow up so close in age.”