The history in the medical annals was written by the quadruplets in the photo, who were born a year ago and yesterday celebrated their first birthday. Justin and Christine Clark from Britain had been trying for a decade to have a child and had started to give up. Before giving up hope of having a family, they decided to try I.V.F. And she not only succeeded but also had spectacular results!
The quadruplets, Caroline, Darcy, Alexis, and Elisha, come from a single ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏ and the chance of this happening is once in 4,000 years! What happened with the Clarks is that when a ꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴢᴇᴅ ᴇɢɢ was placed in Christine’s ᴜᴛᴇʀᴜs, it split into three and then one of them into two, explains the Daily Mail.
“Even some doctors find it hard to believe,” Justin told the newspaper at the birth of his children.
“It was an amazing year that passed,” said the 44-year-old father. “The first night at home was a mess, all four of them were crying, and they all wanted to eat all the time. I’d like to say it got easier over time, but that wouldn’t be true.”
Christine was admitted to the hospital on the 24th week of her pregnancy and gave birth on the 30th. “I really wanted to see them, but I couldn’t even get close to them for 24 hours. It was very difficult,” she recalled. “I went straight into Intensive Care. The babies had ɪɴᴊᴜʀᴇᴅ my lungs from the kicks. Justin took 253 pictures to show me.”
Christine was discharged a week later, while the girls stayed in the unit for a further nine weeks.
Now all this is a thing of the past. Yesterday the little ones blew out their first candles.