A woman in Texas recently underwent a cesarean section to give birth to three identical baby girls. According to hospital authorities, two of the girls are conjoined. The triplets -- Catalina Montserrat, Ximena Jackeline and Scarlett Juliet -- were born Saturday at Corpus Christi Medical Center in Bay Area, Texas. Each girl weighed 4 pounds, 11 ounces.
According to the hospital, all three infants were able to breathe normally, without a respirator. The two conjoined girls have been shifted to Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi for special care. According to the parents -- Sylvia Hernandez and Roel Torres -- the conjoined twins were scheduled to undergo surgery Monday. The family has asked for prayers and other support from the community.
Five weeks before the C-section, the mother was placed on bed rest and hospitalized so that her babies could grow normally, while the father worked out of town. The triplets were born one day short of a 34-week normal gestation.
The couple claimed that they came to know about the conjoined twins at the end of the first trimester. "God chose us to take care of these babies," Torres said, in an interview with CBS News. "We put our faith in God's hand first and everything will be all right."
The couple has set up a GoFundMe page to seek financial support. The money will be used to pay for the babies' medical expenses. Reportedly, Torres has left his job to take care of Hernandez and their 3-year-old boy.
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