A Normanton woman has given birth to triplets in Townsville University Hospital, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alicia Bee already had five children, including a set of twins, when she discovered she was pregnant with triplets.
"I always wanted 10 kids and now I am two away from that, so I'm happy," Ms Bee said.
Triplets Elijah, Jaxson and Jett were born prematurely at 29 weeks on May 5 and have been in the hospital's neonatal unit since birth under the watchful eye of doctors and nurses.
Ms Bee told WINNews that finding out she was having triplets was a shock.
"I had my twins, a boy and a girl, in March last year and when I found out at my scan that this time around I was having triplets I nearly fell off the bed," she said.
"At first they said, 'it looks like twins' and then it was 'no, there's three in there'.
"I'd like two more children and two more girls would be lovely to balance out my six boys."
COVID-19 restrictions have been a challenge, with Ms Bee's other children having not met their new siblings who were born seven weeks ago.
"They haven't met the boys yet, but will in the school holidays," she said.
"It's been very difficult being away from my home and not seeing my family, especially my kids."
Foetal maternal specialist Dr David Watson said that the odds of naturally conceived non-identical triplets were about one in 6000.
"It's more likely if you've had one multiple pregnancy, that you'll have some more but it is still uncommon," Dr Watson said.
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