The story of the couple who gave birth to triplets, but in different years
How is it possible? Yes, and there is an explanation. The triplets were conceived in the laboratory through IVF. They were conceived at the same time, but implanted in the mother in different years.
Karen Marks, 35, and husband James, 37, from Taunton, had their first child, Cameron, four years ago, followed by their second child, Isabella, two years ago and welcomed their latest, Gabriella, last month.
Karen said: "Some people go through the IVF process and sadly never have a baby, but we've managed to have three so we feel very lucky. Gabi was our last embryo so she's our last baby. I knew it might not work so I told my husband to save up so we could have a baby. Now I feel complete, I'm so happy. My heart is so full," she said.'
When Karen gave birth to Cameron on September 1, 2018, she kept the other viable embryos frozen so they could be added to their family later. Isabella was born next on September 15, 2020, and Gabriella was born on July 3, 2022.
With three children under five they now have their hands full.