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One in 200,000,000 Odds: Natural Identical Triplets
Jami Bartz, 23, can consider herself a true rarity. On July 27, she delivered naturally identical triplets.
Identical triplets are a rare feat alone, but the odds of identical triplets being conceived naturally, without the influence of fertility treatments, are staggeringly low.
"Some people have thought that it could be as rare as one in 200 million," says Dr. Robert Kiley, a neonatologist at Memorial Hospital, where Quinn, Liam, and Hunter Bartz were born. Jami has been told of similar odds. "One in 200 million for natural identicals and one in 80,000 for identicals that were done through IVF (In Vitro Fertilization)," she says.