Former Olympic trampolinist, Jaime Moore, has given birth to three healthy baby girls, despite previous advice from doctors to consider terminating two of them.
Delivered via a planned caesarean section at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford last week, Eden Rose, followed by twins Amber Joy and Erin Aila, were born with only minor complications before being placed into incubators for further care.
Their father, former London Welsh and Bedford Blues rugby player Steve Halsey, said after the delivery: “I was then allowed the opportunity to tell and show Jaime how immensely proud of her I am for growing and housing three beautiful little girls to compliment our beautiful daughter Florence.”
Mrs Halsey (nee Moore) described the delivery as: “The most amazing, yet surreal experience of my life, and I loved every minute.”
When the couple, from Beech Avenue in Abington, found out last year that Jaime was pregnant with twins as well as the single baby she had been expecting, doctors said there would be “massive risks” involved and she was advised to consider terminating the twins.
But, in an exclusive interview with the Chron earlier this year, she said: “Other people have triplets and I wasn’t prepared to abort two healthy babies just to make life easier.
“We were told one of the twins was 25 per cent smaller than the other and there were massive risks of further growth restrictions to them and of putting my body under three times the strain to keep them all healthy.”
The triplets, who were delivered weighing 3lb 8oz, 3lb 1oz and 2lb 13oz, are currently being cared for in hospital, but their parents are looking forward to bringing them home soon.
In a blog written by the Halsey’s soon afterwards, they wrote: “Now our journey really begins.”
To read the full blog, visit: www.olympics2triplets.wordpress.com/2015/02/26/the-real-journey-starts-here