Texas woman gives birth to triplets; 2 babies conjoined

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Monday, May 18, 2015

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (WPVI) -- A South Texas woman has given birth to triplet girls, with two of the babies conjoined at the pelvis.

A spokesman at Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi said the conjoined babies, who share a colon, were in good condition Monday.

Catalina, Ximena and Scarlett were born Saturday at Corpus Christi Medical Center-Bay Area by cesarean section at about 34 weeks.

The family says it was a difficult surgery, but mother and all three girls are doing well.

All three babies weighed exactly the same - 4 pounds, 11 ounces, and they were breathing without assistance.

A spokeswoman for that hospital says the conjoined girls - Ximena and Scarlett - were transferred Sunday to Driscoll.

She says the girls were born to Silvia Hernandez of Brownsville via cesarean section, at about 34 weeks.

A normal pregnancy is about 41 weeks. They were breathing without respirators.

Catalina remains at Corpus Christi Medical Center-Bay Area in good condition.

Hernandez and husband Raul Torres also have 2-year-old son.

Their parents say they are QUOTE- "like a gift from God."