35-year-old Gemma Robson and her partner Andy Raine welcomed their quadruplet girls, Dani, Skye, Mia and Taylor, a few days ago, being the exception. The odds of giving birth to quadruplets naturally are one in 700,000.
The couple planned to have another child so that their 10-year-old daughter would have company, but life had other plans for them! At the 12-week ultrasound, the doctor informed them that they were expecting triplets, and Andy nearly fainted at the news.
The delivery was scheduled for early December, but the babies decided to be born earlier. So on November 18, Gemma went to the maternity ward with contractions, and after an examination, she was taken down for an ᴇᴍᴇʀɢᴇɴᴄʏ ᴄ-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ. But the surprises were not over…
After the third baby arrived, the doctor delivered another baby girl who was hidden and not visible on the ultrasound.
Andy, who was next to his wife during the birth, when he saw a 4th baby pop out, he fainted! Despite the initial shock, however, the excitement about both is huge!
“I was in a bit of sʜᴏᴄᴋ in the delivery room, and I don’t really remember the arrival of the babies as I passed out and woke up on a pillow on the floor. By the time I came around, all four had been born, and it was an amazing feeling to see them,” the girls’ father said.
The four baby girls, who were born around 3 kg, are in the ɪɴᴄᴜʙᴀᴛᴏʀ, where they will stay for the next three months before going home.
“I still haven’t realized what happened. On the one hand, I am excited for my little girls, and on the other hand, I worry about their health. I know they are fine, but if they don’t get discharged, I won’t rest.”
As for the surprise that life had in store for her, she said anxiously. “I went to give birth to triplets, and I will come home with quadruplets! I can’t wait to take my daughters home, but I’m also anxious. It’s very scary to go from one child to five in an instant.”
In the meantime, the couple is looking for a bigger house while trying to adapt the baby purchases they made for triplets to fit quadruplets.