In January of this year, Victoria and Alexei Markovichi suddenly found themselves at the center of the news agenda. And all because Victoria, a young, pretty woman from Volgograd, had four sons at once!
A quadruplet is born extremely rarely-once in hundreds of thousands of births. Such stories inspire, delight, and scare at the same time. How is it to endure, give birth, and feed four? How do two little older sisters of four newborn brothers feel? How does it feel to become a mother of six children at the age of 27?
“I always thought that I would have two, well, maybe three children. We have two daughters, 7 years old and 2 years old. My husband wanted a boy so much that we thought about having a third one, and I immediately became pregnant. We were sure it was a boy. But it turned out that there were four boys at the same time,” Victoria explained.
At the first screening, all assumptions were confirmed. The doctor joked, “I see you have a whole bunch of babies there… Maybe look for the fifth one.” Now I had to get used to the idea that four babies would appear in the family at the same time.
I was in the hospital when labor suddenly started at 29 weeks. They took me to the delivery room. It was night, and my main task was to hold out until the morning. After all, you have to wait until the entire medical staff comes to work! My birth. The doctors who were on duty in the hospital at night were not enough. Each baby relied on its own brigade,” she added.
Childbirth took place with the participation of 30 physicians. All the babies were born safely by ᴄᴀᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ. The heaviest of them weighed 1490 grams, and the lightest 900 grams. The babies were immediately placed in incubators – special devices that maintain the desired temperature, humidity, and oxygen levels. The brothers were then transferred one by one to heated beds. Now they are gradually being transferred to regular cribs.
They will have a good team! We already imagined with our neighbors in the ward how the quadruplets would go to kindergarten together in one group. They would study together in the same class. This mother will need strength, a lot of strength, in order to raise and put her six children on their feet.