1 In 15 Million Chances: Couple Give Birth To Naturally-Conceived, Identical Quadruplets
A newlywed couple got a huge shock during an ultrasound that they were expecting quadruplets. What they did not realise at the time was that that was not the end of the surprise.
22-year-old Bethani and 23-year-old Tim had barely been married a year when they found out they were about to be parents. Then during an ultrasound, they were told that there will be four addition to their family. Speaking to TODAY, the mum described the moment she found out about the four girls.
I'm definitely glad I was laying down because I could not believe that there were four there. I thought there had to be some kind of mistake… my husband almost fainted.
The couple stated that they did not use fertility drugs or undergo IVF to conceive the baby. "It was natural," said Bethani.
Fortunately, she had no complications throughout the pregnancy until a C-section had to be done at 33.5 weeks.
Abigail, Emily, Grace, and McKayla made their debut into the world and they were all completely healthy. It was not until a little bit later that it was discovered that they were actually identical quadruplets.
The doctors were as shocked as the parents when they noticed the phenomenon, which according to RaisingMultiples, only happens in 1 in 15 million births. And so far, the couple have simply been enjoying their beautiful babies.
Bethani did admit that they found it difficult to tell the girls apart for a while, but she and her husband soon develop a system where they painted each of the girl's nails in a different colour to identify them.
In an interview the couple had with Global News in May, they opened up on how they had been handling life with their then 8-month-old quads. Bethani said they went through up to 30 diapers on average every day and the girls drank a 900-gram tin of formula in a day-and-a-half.
Luckily, they have a very supportive community who often come in to help care for the baby, organise local fundraisers and even purchased a van for the family so they can conveniently move around.
In May, the girls celebrated their birthday and had an epic cake smash that looked like so much fun. Bethani recorded a live video which was streamed on the Facebook page, Webb Quadruplets Updates.
It certainly looked like the babies are healthy, happy and super excited about their first birthday. We imagine having four kids at once is not an easy experience to process but the Webb family seem to be doing a pretty awesome job.