UK mum went to doctor with tummy trouble, only to discover she was five months pregnant with TRIPLETS .

Sarah Senior, 37, thought her irritable bowel syndrome was causing her problems again. She was still a size 10 and having her normal irregular periods.

But when her GP feared an ovarian cyst, he sent her for a scan at the hospital. A consultant asked her if she realised she was pregnant.

“I said I couldn’t be,” Sarah told the Sunday People . “I’d done two pregnancy tests and both were negative.

“But the consultant said I was definitely pregnant and it looked like twins. My jaw hit the floor.”

A scan revealed there were actually three heartbeats.

Sarah and her partner Jason Cooper, 39, had been trying for another baby for nearly a year.

The couple have a daughter Rebecca, 10, and Sarah also has a son Harry, 14, from a previous relationship.

Sarah said: “When we told them I was pregnant, Harry instantly said it was going to be triplets and they’d be born on his birthday.”

The triplets were born on the 16th December 2014 (Harry’s birthday) Mollie and Lillie were born weighing 2lb 15oz, while Evie weighed 2lb 4oz.

Sarah said, “I am so grateful that my tummy ache wasn’t IBS. It was my three beautiful daughters,” she said.

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  • Wow. A huge shock but a beautiful surprise and blessing for this family.


  • Wow, what a wonderful surprise !!


  • I couldn’t imagine thinking I have irritable bowel staight to triplets.


  • what a shock to find out, such cute kids


  • Congratulations – an initial shock followed by joy that evreybody is OK.
    Unless they already had a people mover they would have been searching for one or now using 2 cars everywhere they go. The majority of standard size cars will not fit 3 babyseats on the back seat. They definitely won’t fit in late model Barinas or Camrys. A friend of ours has an old model Commodore. 3 just fit but they are hard up against each other.


  • What a shock! To think you’re having poo problems and you’re actually having triplets!!! Congrats guys, enjoy your beautiful fam bam


  • What a lovely surprise… I’m amazed triplets didn’t show up on a pregnancy test, though!


  • What a wonderful surprise. Congratulations.


  • Now that would have been one massive shock! Dr’s sometimes just can’t explain this kind of thing easily.


  • Amazing! Triplets! And born exactly on the birthday of the older son!! Congratulations!! :-)


  • What a beautiful surprise!! And wow being pregnant with triplets and still in usual size 10!! I wonder if her belly looked obviously pregnant at all before they were born


  • oh my what a way to find out your having 3 babies! – I’d die I think if this happened to me!


  • Amazing news to receive. So glad all are well and happy.


  • Wow what a big surprise!


  • Congrats to them, much nicer than horrible IBS!


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