Identical triplets born at The Medical Center in Bowling Green 

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – For the first time in more than a decade, identical triplets were born at The Medical Center in Bowling Green.

Megan Allred gave birth last week to three healthy baby boys, each weighing just over 4 pounds.

Sawyer, Rowan and Greyson were born last Wednesday night. All three of the baby boys were born prematurely and remain in the neonatal intensive care unit. Allred was shocked to learn that she would be giving birth to triplets.

“My mom was like, ‘wait did I see two heads.’ She put it back on my belly and said, ‘nope there’s three,’” said Allred said.

Allred is a cosmetologist, her husband and the triplets’ father Matthew is a marine. They both live in Bowling Green, and also have a five-year-old son named Lucas. In just a few short weeks, Matthew will need to report back to work.

“We get 15 days of leave that I can take, as we see necessary, and I also have additional vacation days that I can use just to kind of help out with her, get them on a schedule which is probably the most important thing so she can keep her sanity,” said Matthew Allred.

Having triplets is rare and extremely risky for both the babies and the mother. The last time triplets were born without the use of fertility drugs was in 2007 at The Medical Center in Bowling Green.

“They rarely make it to term, almost never, because there’s just not enough space. Prematurity is the biggest (issue), with that comes breathing problems and feeding problems,” said Dr. Aspa Fissikoudi, neonatologist at The Medical Center.

The couple said they have a lot of support from family, and they’re not stressed about raising triplets.

“Can’t stress out about stuff like that. It’s going to work its way out. Just keep a level head, maintain your composer and everything works out. That’s them most important thing, so we’re excited,” Matthew Allred.

All three boys are expected to be released from the NICU very soon, as they are healthy and doing well.