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Corpus Christi Medical Center

Rare Identical Triplets, 2 Conjoined, Born in Texas

May 19, 2015
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A rare set of identical female triplets—including two conjoined at the pelvis— have been born at a south Texas hospital.

Corpus Christi Medical Center said the three baby girls—Catalina, Ximena and Scarlett—were delivered Saturday by C-Section one day shy of 34 weeks. All weighed 4 pounds, 11 ounces and were currently breathing without the assistance of a respirator, the hospital said.

Parents Sylvia Hernandez and Roel Torrez called the girls a miracle sent from God.

"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..."

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