Sylvia Hernandez was only 34 weeks pregnant when she gave birth to a set of identical female triplets — two of them being conjoined at the pelvic region, which is so rare, there's only a 1 in 50 million chance of it happening.
Despite their situation, all three babies were born happy and healthy via C-section at a south Texas hospital. They weighed in at 4 pounds 11 oz. The connected sisters can function their own legs and have separate bladders, but they partially share intestines.
Sylvia, along with her husband, Roel Torrez, who originally thought they were having a boy and a girl, are proud of their three little bundles of joy, Catalina, Ximena and Scarlett.
"God chose us to take care of these babies," Torrez said in a statement released by the hospital. "We put our faith in God's hands first and everything will be alright."
Scarlett & Ximena doing great! Posted by Siamese Triplets Hernanadez Torres on Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Scarlett & Ximena doing great!
Doctors say in about six months to a year, after they run a slew of tests, the girls could potentially be separated, but their parents don't seem to be fazed if that doesn't end up happening.
"We don't care if they're conjoined, if they get separated or not," Torrez told NBC station KRIS. "That's something God sent us to take of and we are going to the best we can."
Since the birth, Sylvia has created a Facebook page informing the public of her situation. She admits that she and her husband had to quit their jobs in order to give their children the constant care they require.
"We have created this page in hopes that people will read our story and help us in any way possible. We thank each and every one of you for your kind donations and prayers," she said.
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