LA CROSSE, WISCONSIN (WXOW)—A Winona couple spent almost three years trying for a second child, but when they found out they were having triplets a kind of panic set in.
"I know there's a lot of risk for multiples and that's the parts you hear about all the time, is what can go wrong," said Jessica Marish, the mother of the triplets.
But as her pregnancy progressed, Jessica got excited, and a team of nearly 19 nurses and doctors at Mayo Clinic Health System got ready.
"We made sure that, and this was a challenge, for several months in a row, those positions could be filled within an hours notice or less," said Dr. Dennis Costakos, the division chair of neonatology.
Doctors hoped Jessica could make it to 36 weeks: a goal not many mom's of multiples reach.
"I had a countdown on a whiteboard that every day I'd change," Jessica said.
Finally at 36 weeks and one day, doctors delivered Jackson, Emilie and Alaina: three healthy babies.
"I've been here 24 years so I've been to pretty much every triplet delivery that' been here, and this is the first time I can remember a planned delivery, going to plan," said Dr. Costakos.
"It's hard to describe, it's just overwhelming relief," said the father, Cris Marish.
Doctors say Jackson and Emilie could go home as early as tomorrow and Alaina will be ready in a few days.
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