Woman Found Dead After Giving Birth To Triplets At Home Alone

- By Bossip Staff

A 27-year-old Connecticut woman, who was either unaware she was pregnant or was hiding her pregnancy, was found dead in her home yesterday after giving birth to triplets alone in the house.

The woman’s mother arrived home about 1 p.m. and found her daughter and the three infants, all boys, on the floor, police Detective Ben Trabka said.

Trabka would not identify the woman, but sources said she was Victoria Hope, 27. The house is owned by her parents, William and Frances Hope.

“We received a medical call and found that a woman had died,” Trabka said. “It appears that she died giving birth to the triplets in the house.”

Autopsy results were not available Tuesday night.

It appeared the triplets were carried full-term, Trabka said, although he added the family was apparently unaware that Hope was pregnant.

Hope was the mother of two other children, a 6-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl, Mihalko said.

Jamie Sandin, who knew Hope since their freshman year at Shelton High School, said she was shocked when she heard her best friend of 13 years had died.

“My legs went numb, I got nauseous. I couldn’t understand how it could happen,” she said. “I called my mom; I didn’t know what else to do.”

Sandin said her death is a devastating loss.

“She was an incredible mother, a loyal friend and she touched everyone’s life in a positive way,” she said. “We always hung out and would have a great time together.”

Sandin said she had no idea her best friend was pregnant.

“I spoke with her yesterday,” she said. “I never heard her say anything about it.”

She said she just wants to know why she didn’t tell anyone — including her boyfriend, Ricky, the father of her two children, Devin, 6, and Gabby, 2.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, death from childbirth is relatively rare, with fewer than 600 American women dying annually while giving birth as of 2006.

This is so sad. We can’t help but wonder how she carried triplets to full term without her pregnancy being obvious to everyone? This seems to be a deadly case of denial. With proper prenatal care those four deaths may have been prevented!!!


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  • Jamdown

    got it

  • Mock Rock Star

    27 years old and still hiding your pregnancy. This is tragic 😦

  • Anton Slizzardhands

    oh lawd

  • Creole Baby doesn't care about Wack People

    oh my

  • moneymagnet

    Wow. Three boys, either way she would’ve died a slow death. Kids are NO JOKE. I admire ANYONE who can deal with one child, let alone three at one time.

    Sounds like a rocky relationship and that there might be more to the story. So I wonder if the boyfriend will keep the kids. This is CRAZY!

    I suspect she had a pulmonary embolism.

  • Pookie

    Such a tragedy. hope the family get the care and support needed. RIP lady

  • Choco

    So many unanswered questions is it possible that the mother did not know she was pregnant and I didn’t read where they say the triplets died…

  • Choco

    That’s easy for you to say but you can’t speak for everyone so skeptical or not it does happen…

  • Somali Ninga

    Three newborns w/ no mother. Thats sad 😦

  • Charlotte

    They never said that the kids died.

  • Reggie Bush

    I know this is wrong to ask…but…

    Was she overweight? Like, really overweight? Cause I’ve heard of that happening before. In fact, I’ve heard of SUPER fit women finding out about their pregnanct when they went into labor!

    In this case, that’s three children…I find it hard to believe that slipped by her.


  • SweetChariot

    Hmmm….There needs to be more information and facts.

    The story has holes and gaps.

    Carrying Triplets to full term? Full term is 38 weeks…How likely is that?

    Can you imagine how huge she would be at 20 weeks if she was pregnant with triplets?

    It’s no concealing that even if you are obese.

    No movement from the babies?

    Too many unanswered questions.

  • Diced Peas

    I didn’t know my cousin was pregnant until she gave birth–but that’s because my cousin is really, really fat.

  • Shay

    This whole story is strange. Strange that they never mention the health of the triplets. Did they survive? Why after having the first baby didn’t she call 911? How can people not notice that you’re holding triplets to term? Was she obese? She must have been in a huge amount of denial and I don’t think her family paid any attention to her.

  • sj

    The triplets died…I think she knew she was pregnant, but chose to keep it a secret. She probably thought she would have it at home, assuming it was a single birth. This is a sad situation. At 27 years old, why would you hide a pregnancy?…so many questions.

  • missinfo1681

    @ Choko—Actually if you read the source that it comes from. A statement does say that she and the triplets died.
    Such a sad story, I wonder was she huge women for her pregnancy not to be notice? I’m only 5’1 and my waist line grew to be 60 inches and I only had 1 child and folks swore up and down that I was lying that I was only caring a single. I can’t even imagine carrying 3.

  • Tee3

    Very sad story. Rest in peace.

  • La Mexican

    Wow. The mother and her 3 triplets died. And to whomever that said why she didn’t call 911. For real- you kidding me? Break your arm and go over and call 911. We’ll see how calm you are. A woman giving birth cannot just walk over to the phone and say “I’m in labor. I’ll be here when you arrive”- H E L L O ! She was in horrible pain, shock and Lord knows what else. I’m sure it’s even more painful to see what the Mother saw- her daughter laying there with 3 newborns ALL DEAD. 😦

  • Gimmeabreak78

    Where does it say in the article the kids died?

  • Teesha

    Just a thought but if it was an ectopic pregnancy it could be possible that she didn’t know because the babies would not be raised in the ovaries but out side in the abdomen. Women with this condition rarely show any signs, gain wait, experience any fatigue, and often still have their period.It is dangerous because women with this condition don’t usually know they are pregnant and don’t receive prenatal care. Also because its not in the ovaries the placenta attaches to the organs instead of the wall of the ovaries. Because the placenta would be catering to 3 children that could have definitely put a strain on her body during the pregnancy and during birth. In any case this is really tragic and her family is in my prayers.

  • YorkieLover

    So why didn’t she tell her best friend(if they were really friends)? How could her best friend not know? Did she not see her in months? Why didn’t she tell her boyfriend? Did he not see her in months?
    She would have to be a really really REALLY BIG woman in order to hide triplets!! But then again I can even tell when big women are pregnant because its alot of other ways you can tell if someone is prego.
    Maybe her situation wasn’t good to bring in any more children and she was ashamed. I mean she wasn’t married and apparently didn’t have an open relationship with her “best friend” and boyfriend/baby daddy. She was living in her parent’s home, and if they’re anything like my folks, they really don’t like helping family including their own children,and will chastise you every minute they can. I wonder how were her finances and did she have health insurance? What was her overall mental situation and mental history? I bet she was really depressed. I wonder was she on govt. asst. cause some people are ashamed of being on it, esp. if they make their situation worse.

  • lala

    I’m going to say that she was probably hiding her pregnancy, because I don’t see how a woman is not going to know she’s pregnant. The fact that you’re gaining weight, stomach getting bigger and missing a period month after month should be a tell tell sign. But in any case, it’s really sad that this happened, I hope the kids are okay and will be well cared for. My condolences to the family. 😦

  • Angela M

    What a crappy writer…yes, the triplets died. How can that VERY important fact NOT be reported on in this SO CALLED ARTICLE? Fire the staff who reported and allowed this to be posted!

  • http://www.twitter.com/ms_holliday Msholliday

    If she didnt know thats shocking… i was sure in like 2 weeks… poor babies

  • Angela M

    And…you should never have to click a “source” link to add the incredibly important fact that the babies died as well as the mother. What hacks! Quality and quantity of crap!

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