In 2014, Ivanna and David found out that they would become parents. On their first visit to the gynecologist, they were expecting one child. During the examination, it turned out that women had as many as four hearts in their sᴛᴏᴍᴀᴄʜs! The surprised couple could not believe that their family would grow by so many people.
The mother, who expects more than one child, becomes a high-ʀɪsᴋ patient immediately and must prepare for an early ᴅᴇʟɪᴠᴇʀʏ. Quadruplets are usually born on the 31st week of pregnancy. The future parents knew it was not going to be an easy time.
The woman was fine. Unfortunately, by the time, at 27 weeks of pregnancy, Ivanna and David found out that one of the babies was not getting enough ᴏxʏɢᴇɴ and could ᴅɪᴇ.
The parents were forced to make a choice: either ᴛᴇʀᴍɪɴᴀᴛᴇ the pregnancy now or ʀɪsᴋ ʟᴏsɪɴɢ one of their children.
Ivanna knew what she wanted to do. She didn’t want to give up any of the children. She decided to give birth earlier, although she was aware that babies have only a 40 percent chance of sᴜʀᴠɪᴠᴀʟ.
Parents prepared for the ᴡᴏʀsᴛ. They even summoned a priest to ʙᴀᴘᴛɪᴢᴇ the children if necessary.
Four babies were born with the help of a ᴄᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ: Julian, Sebastian, Gabriel and Francesca. Immediately after ᴅᴇʟɪᴠᴇʀʏ, the newborns were transferred to the ɪɴᴛᴇɴsɪᴠᴇ ᴄᴀʀᴇ ᴜɴɪᴛ. Gabriel was in the ᴡᴏʀsᴛ ᴄᴏɴᴅɪᴛɪᴏɴ and had to undergo several life-saving sᴜʀɢᴇʀɪᴇs. Parents shared a photo of a little warrior on Facebook asking for prayer.
All the children survived. Today they are extremely lively. Parents are happy that they have not given up on any toddler and love all siblings in the same way. As they say themselves, this experience strengthened them as a married couple. They emphasize that four young children are a challenge, but they enjoy each day.