Victoria, Julieta and Delfina Chainski Catalá are trigemelas genetically identical, one case occurring every 200 million pregnancies. They were born on Saturday, in that order, at 10:02, 10:03 and 10:05, at the IMA Clinic, in I advocated, where a great team of professionals was waiting for them.
Leonel Chainski and Vanina Catalá Ortmann almost all the pandemic pregnancy. They were traveling through Prague, in the Czech Republic, when she began to feel bad and confirmed pregnancy in Krakow, Poland. There, the coronavirus was already starting to raise alarms.
On February 15, back in Argentina, they went to Grupo Médico Progenie, in Lomas de Zamora, to have an ultrasound and they found out it was three babies.
“The blow lasted ten seconds, we were waiting for the arrival of a baby and suddenly there were three. But it impacted us in a very positive way,” says Leonel in dialogue with TN.com.ar.
However, it does not deny that they analyzed the situation from all edges: the pandemic, he economic aspect and the Vanina’s physical ability to be able to bear a triple pregnancy. But, beyond the fears, they were happy that the family is so big.
A month and five days later, in the country the mandatory quarantine and the controls had to adapt to the new protocols. Leonel could only witness two or three consultations and the same with the ultrasounds, but Vanina managed to film everything and then explain what the professionals had told her.
Your obstetrician Marcelo Rey knew that the pregnancy would not come to term and put like goal week 28. Since the mom felt good, and everything was progressing as expected, managed to reach 32.
Before birth, the maturation of the lungs and the mother was given a complex with magnesium sulfate to protect the nervous system of the babies.
On Thursday 23, Vanina started with contractions and she had a little high blood pressure, so her obstetrician decided to hospitalize her. The medical team scheduled the cesarean section for Saturday and the family took the opportunity to say goodbye to the belly with mimes and photos.
The day came, there was three medical teams prepared, one to receive each baby. Childbirth lasted five minutes and all three cried when leaving, which was a very positive sign.
“They passed them with one hand. Seeing how they were in the fields gave me a lot of peace,” says the new dad, who recalls that minutes before Victoria, Julieta and Delfina were born there was a climate of anxiety. “They were many people, all attentive. In the photo seven people are seen but behind me there would be seven others “, he highlights.
Leonel maintained social distance and protocols, but was able to witness the delivery. While Vanina received local anesthesia and she followed closely every detail of the birth of her daughters.
“Victoria came out and put Vani in the faceThen they gave it to me and took it away. They took Julieta and Delfina the same as the first one, “remembers the father, who later accompanied his daughters to routine check-ups and to Neonatology where they put them at three in the same incubator, so that they remain together as they were in the belly.
The largest was Julieta, who weighed 1,630 kilos and measured 41 centimeters; Then followed Victoria, with 1,560 kilos and 41 centimeters; and the youngest was Delfina, with 1,490 kilos and 40 centimeters.
Vanina’s was a triamniotic monochoric pregnancy, which means that the three babies are genetically identical. Unlike most triplet cases, the Chainski Catalá sisters come from the fertilization of a single egg by a sperm.
Now the three babies remain hospitalized and they will stay in Neonatology for at least a month until the 36th week is over. At this time, according to the father, they are under a lamp because they had a little high bilirubin, something that is normal in newborns.
Vanina and Leonel visit them three times a day, separately. And they only enter together to listen to the daily medical report, which they give them next to the incubator.
This Wednesday, the brand new parents of trigemelas they will return home, where they assure that they have “80% ready” to receive them. In these months of quarantine, they were putting everything in order and they only have a few questions about painting, putting together the cribs and closets.
Once they are discharged, they should return to the clinic every day, at the stipulated times to see their daughters and listen to the much-awaited medical report.
In relation to the family presentation, Leonel says that all his loved ones they met the babies through photos and videos that they were in charge of taking out. “With the grandparents we made a video conference. Luckily, none of us made us feel like weights that can’t come, “says the father.
In the South zone of Greater Buenos Aires the arrival of the trigemelas generated a revolution. Club Atlético Temperley welcomed them on social networks and has already made them social.
It is that, as it happens to Leonel when he hears the phrase of Yamandú Cardoso, who says: “They dance as if life were fair”, the sisters Victoria, Julieta and Delfina Chainski Catalá were a miracle, which came in the middle of a such a hard time, to fill everyone with love and hope.