A couple who lost four babies in two years have welcomed miracle triplets – after spending $6,000 on surgery to prevent premature labor.
Crystal Milutinovic, 29, from Ohio, is over the moon after giving birth to Malina, Kostadin and Aleksija, on September 10.
She and husband Marco, also 29, endured two years of devastating loss after Crystal gave birth to triplets at 24 weeks in August 2018.
Sadly two of the babies passed away – and the third, Lana, now two, required a 109-day stay in NICU.
Having always dreamed of having a big family, Crystal and Marco, were delighted to fall pregnant again the following year.
But Crystal suffered a miscarriage and an ectopic pregnancy.
The couples’ misery turned to joy as they fell pregnant with triplets again in January 2020.
To protect their babies, they paid over $6,000 for a transabdominal cerclage procedure which involves inserting a small, woven synthetic band high on the cervix. to support it and preventing it from opening, causing premature labor.
Crystal gave birth at 36 weeks to Malina, 5lbs 9oz, Kostadin, 5lbs 10oz and Aleksija, 6lb. She said: ‘I felt like our family was broken – but now it is complete.
‘I felt like we finally found what we were searching for. We’d like to think they had a little help from above.” She said.
The couple had a tough road to parenthood; they spent five years trying to conceive with their first born Demitirje, now three.