One of our triplets had a rough first trimester. On several occasions, the doctor warned us that there might not be a heartbeat on the next ultrasound. The thought of losing one of our babies was terrifying and stressful. The triplets were called Baby A, B and C depending on their proximity to the cervix. Baby C was furthest from the cervix. Baby C did not seem to be growing at the same rate as the other babies. Our doctor was doubtful that he would make it. Baby C made it to the end of the first trimester, but things were so shaky that we were vague about how many babies our surrogate was carrying due to our history of loss.
We decided to have CVS to find out if there were any genetic issues in either pregnancy and, as a bonus, we would find out the gender of each baby. We discovered that I was carrying a healthy baby girl and that our surrogate was carrying three healthy baby boys. The perinatologist informed us that, whatever issues Baby C may have had previously, they had resolved. He was thriving and we were joyful.