A Findlay couple’s family grew by three on Monday with the birth of identical triplets at Toledo Hospital.
Haley Hassan and her fiancé, David Flick, welcomed the babies Monday morning. Kiley Christine was born at 10:49 a.m., weighing 2 pounds, 2 ounces; Keeley Ann at 10:50 a.m., also weighing 2 pounds, 2 ounces; and Cami Nichol at 10:51 a.m., weighing 1 pound, 1 ounce.
The babies’ grandfather, Thom Hassan, said the girls were delivered by Cesarean section, two months before their due date, when it was determined that Cami’s fluid levels were dropping dangerously low.
All the babies are being monitored closely, Thom Hassan said. Kiley’s and Keeley’s heart valves did not close properly and may need surgery in the coming weeks. Cami, the smallest baby, is the strongest, he said.
Identical triplets are extremely rare, particularly when they are conceived naturally as Kiley, Keeley and Cami were. Because they are so rare it is difficult to measure the frequency. Some experts put the odds at one in 1 million, others believe it to be one in 100 million.
Look for the full story in Friday’s Courier.