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Mother gives birth to triplets at age 47

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MIAMI (WSVN) -- A South Florida mother who thought it was impossible to get pregnant at the age of 47, gave birth to triplets just in time for Mother's Day.

When Sharon Lewis learned she became pregnant at the age of 47, she was shocked, but it was an even bigger surprise when, a few months later, she learned she was having not one, not two, but three babies. "The tears rolled because it was unexpected," said Lewis. "I was fine with A and B, but she said C, like she was going through more [of the] alphabet."

Already the mother of two, Lewis had no intention of getting pregnant. In fact, she thought it was impossible because of her age. Her doctors were stunned. "For it to occur by itself is very rare, and for her to have triplets is another rarity, and for all of them to be healthy and good is another rarity," said UM/Jackson Dr. Salih Y. Yasin.

All three babies were delivered on March 18 through C-section at 30 weeks, each weighing about two pounds. Since then, they have been cared for at the Holtz Children Hospital in Miami.

Doctors said all of them are healthy, thriving and ready to go home to their family. "Everybody is so excited and so supportive," said Lewis. "I'm glad to be taking my babies home on Mother's Day weekend."

Lewis said she is ready for the challenge of raising her three boys and has plenty of support from her family.

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