Conceived naturally, Maria Nordø Jørstad, from Copenhagen, Denmark, gave birth by C-section to triplets!
Maria Nordø Jørstad lives with hubby Anders of Copenhagen. The couple started recording her pregnancy journey on Instagram under the handle 'triplets_of_copenhagen' in 2018.
Statistics vary but some research suggests conceiving triplets naturally occurs 1 in every 9000 births. Via fertility assistance, the likelihood increases to around 1 in every 40. Maria and Anders already have a 2-year-old son, but now they’re expecting triplets.
Pictures of her growing baby bump and ultrasounds scans were put on the account showing the amazing growth of her triplets.
Here is her belly at 14 weeks! The image she is holding is only a week before!
Things were just getting started though, here she is at 19 weeks!
26 Weeks, they should grow about a kilo each in the next week!
This is the start of the 3rd trimester - 28 weeks!
"It’s strange to have ended up with such a big belly and it’s even stranger that it can stand out like that without falling down! 😳😂 ⠀"
From left to right we have Iben, Filip & Agnes, also known as A, B & C after their birth order. ☺️ ⠀
Maria also bravely showed off her beautiful post-partum body.
She said: "(My stomach) is still showing, I was kind of surprised that it was still so big. I didn't know that it takes such a long time to shrink."I found it kind of interesting, this is the reality for many women and you never see pictures like that."
"I am not too happy to share this picture. On the positive side, the c-section scar doesn’t hurt anymore, and in the last two days, I’ve almost felt like myself again! Except for this heavy sagging belly that is. 😆"
Babies are all healthy and adorable:
VerifiedIben, Filip, and Agnes’s first year - folded out like a patchwork. Guess what else? The family has been featured on a documentary series aired on the national public broadcaster DR1 (in Denmark)- and the response was fantastic!
I'm looking forward to watching them all grow!