A British mum gave birth to quadruplets ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇᴅ with four separately ꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴢᴇᴅ eggs. It is a rare case when we know that quadruplets are usually formed when one or more embryos divide in the uterus.
The birth of quadruplets is not something common. It is even more unusual that the four babies were ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇᴅ naturally. And even more rare that they come from four different eggs! According to the Daily Mail, a British daily newspaper, on the 21st, Catalina Martin, 28, and her husband from Stockport gave birth to quadruplets, two boys and two girls, four months ago.
The reason why quadruplets such as Amelia, Sophia, Aston, and Roman have become a hot topic is because they are naturally pregnant quadruplets with a probability of 1 in 700,000.
They even thought things would be difficult for them because Katalina had been diagnosed with ᴘᴏʟʏᴄʏsᴛɪᴄ ᴏᴠᴀʀʏ sʏɴᴅʀᴏᴍᴇ, making it harder for her to ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇᴅ naturally.
In general, twins, triplets, quadruplets, etc. are often born through ᴀʀᴛɪꜰɪᴄɪᴀʟ ɪɴsᴇᴍɪɴᴀᴛɪᴏɴ rather than natural pregnancy. In the case of ɪɴꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ through I.V.F as well as ᴀʀᴛɪꜰɪᴄɪᴀʟ ɪɴsᴇᴍɪɴᴀᴛɪᴏɴ, the probability of quadruplets is increased if a multiple embryo transfer method is adopted to increase the probability of ꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴢᴀᴛɪᴏɴ.
The probability of multiple pregnancies through natural pregnancies other than these methods is low. What drew the attention of the academic community was the fact that the Martin couple not only conceived as many as four twins through a natural pregnancy but also created a total of four ꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴢᴇᴅ eggs by combining four different eggs and sperm.
According to the explanation of the local medical staff, unlike the general process of multiple pregnancy, in which several sperms are combined into one egg, this quadruplets were ꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴢᴇᴅ by combining one egg and one sperm each. There is a 1 in 700,000 chance that quadruplets will be born.
The quadruplets came out safely through ᴄᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ at the 27th week of pregnancy in February, and all four children weighed less than 1 kg, but they are in very good health at the age of 4 months.
Catalina, mother of quadruplets, said she “was unbelievable when she heard from the doctor that she had four fetuses in her ᴡᴏᴍʙ”. “Besides, I was even more relieved because all four of them were very healthy,” she explained.