|Triple joy for Woking Mum|
|Written by Communications Team|
Elizma Cowle, from Knaphill, welcomed her three daughters into the world at St Peter’s Hospital on Wednesday 28th August. Elizabeth, Charlotte and Alexia were born by caesarean section and weighed 4lb 11oz, 5lb and 5lb 2oz respectively.
Elizma said: “My husband, Leon and I were thrilled when we found out I was expecting triplets, but it can make the pregnancy more complicated so I did feel a little anxious. Luckily I didn’t have any problems and was brilliantly cared for throughout the pregnancy and birth by the team at St Peter’s. It was a wonderful moment and a relief when all three girls arrived safely and were a healthy weight. Elizabeth and Charlotte are identical and Alexia is fraternal, but for the time being I have put little name tags on their hats so I can quickly see who is who!”
Elizma and Leon Cowle, with their new triplets Elizabeth, Charlotte and Alexia
The obstetric team at St Peter’s run special clinics for women like Elizma who are expecting more than one baby. Matron Alison Howker said: “It’s always exciting when women are expecting twins or triplets but we do have to monitor them more closely throughout their pregnancy which is why we run special clinics and support groups. We also try to be as supportive as possible after the birth as it’s obviously harder to get to grips with feeding and looking after three babies.”
The team at St Peter’s is the first in the country to previously receive two Gold awards from the Twins and Multiple Births Association (TAMBA) for the high level of care they provide to multiple birth parents.