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Twins & triplets boom?
by Rachel Scully

They didn't just have one or two, but three babies at one-go.

Pamela Sutjiawan gave birth to three daughters in October 2004. The 37-year-old underwent in-vitro fertilization (IVF) in December 2003 to ensure that did not have to wait too long before conceiving. At that time, Pamela was 30, and her husband was nine years older than she was.

At 29 weeks into her pregnancy, Winnie Puah is carrying triplets too. But her bundle of joy includes two boys and one girl.

After trying to conceive the "natural" way for two years, Winnie felt that there was something wrong with her and sought the help of a gynaecologist. Blood and hormones test revealed that Winnie was suffering from poly-cystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) that affects about two out of ten women in Singapore.

However, her fertility treatment was successful and she learnt that she was expecting not one, but three babies.

What's it like for a mummy to be carrying more than one child in her womb? RazorTV finds out.

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