Triple threat! Family adjusting to life after incredibly rare triplet birth

For Lauren and Andrew Getting, their 4.5-month bundles of joy, Cora, Charlotte and Emma have brought plenty of excitement -- but just as much work along with it.

News 12 Staff

Feb 5, 2021, 3:13 PM

Updated 1,172 days ago

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Having spontaneous, identical triplets is almost impossible, but the incredible feat is now a reality for a Lido Beach couple!
For Lauren and Andrew Getting, their 4.5-month bundles of joy, Cora, Charlotte and Emma have brought plenty of excitement -- but just as much work along with it.
"I had no idea what to expect, you think you do, like, 'OK three, great, woohoo!' But the reality is something totally different," says Lauren Getting.
"I found out in the car, Lauren actually texted me," says Andrew Getting. "I was in shock, I didn't believe her."
What's even more incredible is the triplets were naturally conceived and identical, something that is quite rare. Medical experts say the numbers on that are around 1 in 200 million.
Dr. Victor Klein is an OB-GYN at North Shore University Hospital and Lauren's doctor. He has plenty of experience with multiples, but never one like this.
"I've delivered about 250 sets of triplets. Of those I've only had two sets of identical, 10 years ago. And the Gettings, she was spontaneous which I've never had before," says Klein. "So what happened is she had ... one egg dropped and then it split once and it split again, that's how you get identical triplets."
The Queens biology teacher delivered the girls at 31 weeks, so they were in the NICU for 50 days before coming home due to severe reflux issues. But they're now happy and healthy.
But now, it's all hands on deck -- triple the diapers, triple the laundry and triple the food. The girls need about 25 bottles a day and need a pile of formula for just one week.
But despite the nonstop work, it's a labor of love for the Gettings to raise their three little miracles.
"One of the nurses in the NICU said she's amazed that triplet parents are always so calm, and I said I think that's a necessity," says Lauren Getting. "If we worried about every little thing, we'd go insane."
It's something that News 12's Iain Page and his "Superwoman" wife know all about! They're proud parents of triplet boys, who are now 17 years old.
Iain Page's triplets - who are now just a year from heading off to college!
The Gettings have a GoFundMe page for those who would like to help them out on their journey in order to help pay for their special formula and many other expenses.


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