Mother of 25-Year-Old Gives Birth to Triplets

Pregnancy was a surprise for Sharon Lewis, 47

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted May 9, 2014 3:35 PM CDT

(Newser) – Sharon Lewis wasn't trying to get pregnant. She certainly hadn't done any hormone or fertility treatments. Oh, and she was a 47-year-old mother of two already—including a 25-year-old daughter. So imagine the South Florida woman's surprise when she found out she was pregnant ... with triplets. Lewis gave birth March 18, at 30 weeks—early because she had developed high blood pressure and preeclampsia during her pregnancy, NBC Miami reports. The babies are "normal and healthy and fine," says Lewis' OB-GYN, according to Local 10.

"It was nobody but God that blessed my womb at 47," says the school cafeteria monitor. Denere, Denard, and Dylan were each just about two pounds at birth, and were in the neonatal intensive care unit for a while—but Lewis took her now-4-pound baby boys home on Tuesday, the Ledger reports. At a press conference before she headed home, doctors called the circumstances phenomenal: "This occurs like one in somewhere between 6,000 and 500,000," said the OB-GYN, calling the whole thing "a miracle." (How's this for a surprise: In February, a 41-year-old mom expecting triplets gave birth to identical quadruplets instead.)

Sharon Lewis poses with her three new babies, Denere, left, Denard, and Dylan, before a Tuesday, May 6, 2014 news conference at a Miami hospital.
Sharon Lewis poses with her three new babies, Denere, left, Denard, and Dylan, before a Tuesday, May 6, 2014 news conference at a Miami hospital.   (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
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