Santina Monreal had a hard time becoming a mother, as she ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴇᴅ 6 times over the years. Just before she gave up, however, a miracle happened – or rather 4 miracles! – and she gave birth to quadruplets.
The proud mum and her husband Adrian, both 37, were desperate to become parents and spent around €13,000 doing I.U.I 6 times.
In September 2017 the couple ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇᴅ naturally, but unfortunately Santina ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴇᴅ. Doctors told her she had a ᴜᴛᴇʀɪɴᴇ sᴇᴘᴛᴜᴍ, a form of congenital (birth) abnormality in the structure of the uterus that is linked to repeated ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇs. She operated, but the couple struggled to ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇ, so they turned to a ꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ consultant for help.
Their second attempt to get Santina pregnant (via ɪɴsᴇᴍɪɴᴀᴛɪᴏɴ this time) was successful, but unfortunately they ʟᴏsᴛ their baby. After 5 failed attempts and just before giving up, they decided to try one more time. And luckily they did because they did!
“Life gave me four miracles”
Santina became pregnant with quadruplets, two boys and two girls, who were born healthy on January 20, 2021. “I felt defeated, like I didn’t deserve to be a mom. But I ended up pregnant with not one but four!” she said emotionally, while continuing “It’s difficult and chaotic, but I wouldn’t change it for anything in the world. Life gave me 4 miracles.”
Santina gave birth to two boys and two girls – called Sebastian, Aiden and Sevilla, Aria – they weighed 2lbs 15oz, 2lbs 13oz, 1bs 10z, and 3lbs 3oz respectively.
Since the couple have had to get used to being a family of six and juggle feedings, wake-ups and cuddles. The busy mother starts her day at 3 in the morning to catch up on everything and luckily she has her husband by her side, who is constantly helping her.
Santina, a property manager from Corona, California, US said, “I was feeding them every three hours to start off with. It was exhausting. They were going through 32 bottles a day and about 40 nappies. Now we’re down to 20 bottles a day, which is still a lot. It’s a mad house and exhausting but a dream come true to be a mum to four gorgeous babies,” she emphasized in an interview.
The family spends £108 a week on five large containers of formula milk, which lasts a week and a half. They must do at least four loads of washing a week to clean up the messy bibs.