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Meet the one in three MILLION triplets

July 28, 2015

PIC BY MERCURY PRESS (PICTURED: Triplets Kuzay, Koray and Ayaz)  Meet the one in three MILLION triplets. Kuzey, Koray and Ayaz Cerikci are six-month-old naturally conceived triplets from Chelmsford, Essex. Twins Kuzey and Koray were diagnosed with the rare condition monochorionic monoamniotic, or 'mono-mono', which affects just one per cent of all twins. It means the twins share one amniotic sac and placenta.  SEE MERCURY COPY

Meet the One in Three Million Triplets

Kuzey, Koray and Ayaz Cerikci are six-month-old naturally conceived triplets from Chelmsford, Essex.

Twins Kuzey and Koray were diagnosed with the rare condition monochorionic monoamniotic, or ‘mono-mono’, which affects just one per cent of all twins. It means the twins share one amniotic sac and placenta.

The odds of the condition affecting twins that are part of a triplet pregnancy are just one in two million, although it is more common in twins and triplets conceived through IVF.

Now the triplets are back at home with their parents Claire, 37, and Gurcan, 36.

Claire, who is at home with the triplets now but usually runs a drainage business, said: “I know when mono-mono affects twins it is rare in itself so I asked our specialist what the chances are of it occurring in a triplet pregnancy.

“I had some problems with pregnancies in the past, so they were monitoring me anyway. At seven weeks they told me it was twins, and at 12 weeks they said it was actually triplets.

“Although it was a shock, the pregnancy was normal until 24 weeks when a scan found the twins had a problem with their fluid.

“I was put on a drug to reduce the fluid, but it left our single baby at a risk of not getting enough fluid too.

“It was a very scary time for us and although they were bigger than expected when they were born, they were still very tiny.

“It’s a huge relief to have them at home and they are doing well.”