A Raynes Park mother has defied ‘one in 200 million’ odds to give birth to three identical baby boys.

Shumiela Bilal, 27, thought she was simply going for a routine scan when she visited Kingston Hospital in the 12th week of her pregnancy in April, only for the doctor to tell her she was pregnant with triplets.

She gave birth to three identical baby boys, who are yet to be named, at the hospital on Wednesday, September 14.

Husband Bilal Javaid, 34, of Cannon Hill Lane, said: “We just looked at each other and started laughing. It was a very pleasant surprise for us, we feel very blessed.

“We found out with a normal scan on the 12th week. They said it would be either three identical girls or boys, we were very excited to find out.

“My wife was a little bit worried about how we would cope. Hopefully my mum will come over to help us.”

The newborns, who are currently known only as babies A, B and C as they have yet to be named, are currently staying in Kingston Hospital as a precaution having been born two weeks premature.

The trio weighed in at just 4lbs, 3lbs 9oz, and 3lbs 7oz.

Mrs Bilal has made her way home to prepare the home for the new arrivals, with her husband having already worked out how many trips to the shop will be needed for nappies.

He added: “[The babies] may stay for four more weeks, [my wife] loves kids and she’s really looking forward to when they come home.

“She told me she wanted to have twins but she’d never mentioned it. We did check how many nappies were needed – 54 for four days.

The couple already have a daughter, Zimal, who celebrates her 1st birthday on Friday.

The surprise triple arrival has not come not come without complications for the family, who have been searching for a new home.

Mr Javaid added: “I’ve been looking for a three-bedroom house, but obviously there are six of us now.

“They said it’s very rare, the person who operated on her said they’ve never experienced it before. This is incredibly lucky and something that we are proud of.”

The odds of giving birth to identical triplets occurring without fertility treatment have been estimated at between one in 60,000 and one in 200 million.