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Seeley Lake couple welcomes identical triplets

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Posted at 2:37 PM, Sep 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-23 16:37:38-04

A Missoula hospital recently marked a rare occurrence – identical triplets being born.

The three babies were born at Community Medical Center in Missoula on Sept. 19 to Kristy Pohlman and Shawn Ellinghouse of Seeley Lake.

CMC says that mom is in stable condition and the babies are being cared for in the Community Children’s NICU with all three babies in stable condition.

The babies were born on Palindrome Day -- 9.19.19 at approximately 7:22 p.m. -- that's 1922 hours in military time.

Statistics from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show just how rare it is to give birth to identical triplets in the United States.

CDC birth numbers from 2017 show that there were 3,675 incidents where triplets were born in the US – out of 3,855,500 total births.