Couple try for a baby for nine years - then have triplets!

Published Friday, May 2 2014, 17:45 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Most people are excited to have a baby but we bet this couple are more delighted than most - three times more!

Because after spending nearly a decade trying to conceive, Gary, 35, and Michelle Harding have eventually succeeded - and had triplets!

We can only imagine how the Bristol-based couple felt when a pregnancy test finally came back positive.

But six weeks later, a visit to the doctor revealed that the couple were expecting not one baby, but three!

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The 34-year-old mum-to-be was warned that her pregnancy would be high-risk and she had to undertake ultra scans every three weeks to ensure that all three babies were okay.

Michelle, 34, and her babies faced another hurdle when a car smashed into her while she was driving just months before the due date.

Luckily, no one was injured, and the triplets were born on 7 April 2014 at Southmead Hospital.

Evie, Millie and Max weighed just over 11lbs between them. As they were born eight weeks prematurely, they were rushed to a neonatal unit but now the proud parents are thought to be allowed to take them home on Saturday (3 May).

New mum Michelle told The Express: "When I saw that the pregnancy test was positive I burst into tears. Gary thought it must be negative but they were tears of joy.

"I am so pleased to be a mum."

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