Woman gives birth to quadruplets after 'suffering lost pregnancies'

‘It’s a blessing from God’: Chinese woman, 31, gives birth to naturally-conceived quadruplets after ‘suffering three lost pregnancies’

  • Two boys and two girls were delivered to the first-time mother on Wednesday
  • Ms Gao had suffered three lost pregnancies including two miscarriages before
  • The odds of naturally having two sets of identical twins is about 70million to one
  • The quadruplets are given round-the-clock care after being born at 32 weeks

A Chinese woman has given birth to naturally-conceived quadruplets who are two sets of identical twins in a one-in-70-million miracle.

The two boys and two girls were delivered at 32 weeks to their 31-year-old mother, known by her surname Gao, via Cesarean section on Wednesday at a Hubei hospital.

Upon receiving the thrilling news, Ms Gao’s husband described it as ‘a blessing from God’ after his wife had previously suffered three lost pregnancies, reported local media.

A Chinese woman has given birth to naturally-conceived quadruplets who are two sets of identical twins in a one-in-70-million miracle. The picture released by local media shows the first set of identical twins, a girl (pictured left) and a boy (pictured right) after they were born

The two boys and two girls were delivered at 32 weeks to their 31-year-old mother, known by her surname Gao, via Cesarean section on Wednesday at a Hubei hospital. The picture shows the second set of identical twins, a girl (pictured left) and a boy (pictured right) in Hubei

The first set of twins, a girl and a boy, were born at 9:28 on August 12 at the Yichang Central People’s Hospital, according to Hubei Daily.

They were followed by the other pair of twins, who are also a girl and a boy, one minute later.

The second baby is said to be the heaviest one, weighing 1.87 kilograms (4.12 pounds), while the fourth child weighs 1.17 kilograms (2.58 pounds) as the lightest.

Dr Li Hua, director of obstetrics at the Hubei hospital, said that Ms Gao’s delivery was ‘extremely rare’ as the quadruplets were made up of two sets of identical twins.

The odds of delivering two sets of naturally occurring identical twins is somewhere in the range of 1 in 70 million, reports say.

Due to their premature births, the quadruplets have been transferred to the neonatal ward and assisted with ventilators to help them breathe.

Before giving birth to her four babies, the first-time mother is said to have suffered two miscarriages and another lost pregnancy caused by twin-twin transfusion syndrome.

Her husband, known by his surname Luo, said that they were thrilled as the children were ‘long-expected’ by the whole family.

Due to their premature births, the quadruplets have been transferred to the neonatal ward and assisted with ventilators. The picture shows medics taking care of the babies in Hubei


The quadruplets, two boys and two girls were delivered at 32 weeks to their 31-year-old mother, known by her surname Gao, via Cesarean section on Wednesday at a Hubei hospital

‘It is also a blessing from God to me,’ Mr Gao told reporters.

But the Chinese father is also worried about the financial struggles raising the quadruplets as the only breadwinner in the house, earning only 4,000 yuan (£439.17) a month.

Mr Luo told the local newspaper: ‘To take care of the four children, our entire family have been involved. My parents, in-laws and two aunts have all come to help take care of the children.’

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