A 30-year-old Welsh mother gave birth to four babies in 11 months – but no, they’re not quadruplets.
Pregnancy and childbirth have always been extremely difficult and ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀᴏᴜs jobs. Single births are already difficult, then multiple births are even more, which proves that wives and mothers really deserve respect and love. A mother from Wales experienced this miracle four times in just 11 months. What special is that her children are not quadruplets.
Becky John and her partner, Jason welcomed their daughter Mya in February 2015. Just weeks after giving birth to Mya, Becky fell pregnant again. The 30-year-old woman thought she would give Mya a sibling to play with.
And it all happened a lot sooner than they’d expected. Mya was just a few weeks old when the couple received the wonderful news that they were expecting once again. This time, however, when they went for their scan, there was not one, not two, but three little heartbeats.
Becky said, “I had to stare at the screen just to make sure for myself. And I counted the heartbeats one by one. It was true I was actually pregnant with triplets.”
Becky explained that the babies were naturally ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇᴅ, each from a separate ᴇɢɢ, “which is really rare”. “Doctors told us it was the healthiest way to have triplets, because they all had a ᴘʟᴀᴄᴇɴᴛᴀ each, it meant there was no ʀɪsᴋs associated with any one of them sharing a ᴘʟᴀᴄᴇɴᴛᴀ,” she said.
The proud mum welcomed Ryan (2.15kg), Raya (1.9kg) and Phoebe (2.12kg) via ᴄᴀᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ at 34 weeks, in February 2016. The babies arrived healthy and spent six weeks in N.I.C.U before being allowed home.
“I’ve had to get a four-seater pram because Mya had her first birthday when the triplets were only two weeks old. And its a bit of a squash in our house now, but its all worth it,” Becky said. “It’s lovely to think that Mya and the triplets will grow up so close in age.”
Becky added, “When strangers stop to see the four of them, they can’t believe that I had four babies in less than a year. It does seem hard to believe, and it was such a sʜᴏᴄᴋ when I discovered I was having triplets. We had only been trying to ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇ for a week when I fell pregnant. It all happened so quickly.”
The couple also has a nine-year-old daughter called Kayla. She, too, is “thrilled” with her new siblings. Becky’s wish for children close in age certainly came true, and the family couldn’t be happier.