Irishmen James and Grace Slattery are the happy parents of quadruplets Amelia, Molly, Lily-Grace and Lucas. And a few years ago, they could not even dream of one child. For many years, Grace could not bear a child – all pregnancies ended in ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇ. But then a miracle happened – the woman found out that she was expecting four children at once!
What is the cause of a woman’s infertility, doctors could not figure it out. By all accounts, the couple was in excellent health. But time after time, pregnancies ended unsuccessfully. Doctors advised I.V.F, but the young family could not afford such an expensive procedure and continued to try to get pregnant naturally.
When Grace once again saw two stripes on the test, she was very happy. But a bigger surprise awaited her in the ᴜʟᴛʀᴀsᴏᴜɴᴅ room. The woman was stunned by the news of four ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏs. This happens once in 700 thousand pregnancies!
The doctors did not believe that Grace would be able to carry four babies and offered to remove two ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏs. However, the couple believed in the best and decided to carry all the children. In May 2014, at 32 weeks pregnant, Grace gave birth to quadruplets. Newborns weighed from 900 to 1800 grams and were weak. Doctors gave the kids disappointing forecasts. But against all odds, the children survived.
Now the kids are 8 years old and they have already gone to elementary school. Children are perfectly healthy, mischievous and sociable. As Grace says, her quadruplets are simply inseparable, and they are already in the same class.
“My children are just an unearthly miracle! I never imagined that I could give birth to four babies at once. Of course, taking care of quadruplets is not easy, but I wouldn’t trade them for anything in the world. Now our family is already fully ‘staffed’,” said Grace, pleased.