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    Doctor Poses in Adorable Photo With 3 Sets of Triplets He Delivered Nearly Back-to-Back
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    Dr. Michael Paul posing with the three sets of triplets - all wearing Cardinals onesies - he delivered at the end of 2016.

    Multiple births are rare in the United States, but apparently not when Dr. Michael Paul is around. He successfully delivered three sets of healthy triplets all within weeks of each other.

    "It's a miracle to be able to say, jeez, nobody has a problem," Paul, head of maternal-fetal medicine at Missouri Baptist Center in St. Louis, told "Today."

    Paul said this type of pregnancy is usually high-risk and rare. Nearly 4 million babies were born in the U.S. in 2015, with 3,871 of them being triplets, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.

    To commemorate the special occasion, he posted in an adorable photo with all nine of the babies. The newborns – eight boys and one girl – were all wearing St. Louis Cardinal onesies.

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    "We just thought, what a perfect opportunity with opening day (of baseball season)," said Rachel Kraby, a hospital spokesperson who helped arrange the photo shoot.

    Paul is no stranger to multiples. He is a stepfather to a set of triplets, children from his wife’s previous marriage, and he also has a set of twins.