Mom Has Natural Quadruplets, 3 Years After Triplet

Magdaleno, who had triplets three years ago, gave birth to quadruplets in Los Angeles on July 6 by Cᴀᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ in what ᴅᴏᴄᴛᴏʀs said was a ʀᴀʀᴇ ᴏᴄᴄᴜʀʀᴇɴᴄᴇ of multiple births. Though she used ғᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ ᴅʀᴜɢs with the triplets, she didn’t with the quadruplets.

ᴅᴏᴄᴛᴏʀ, Kathryn Shaw, a ʜɪɢʜ-ʀɪsᴋ ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ specialist, said the odds of ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠɪɴɢ quadruplets without ғᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ ᴅʀᴜɢs are about one in 800,000. She’s seen only one other case of quadruplets being ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇᴅ without ᴅʀᴜɢs, 18 years ago. The latest additions, two girls and two boys, were doing well Wednesday, while their mother, resting at home, said: “I’m happy because they’re healthy and so am I.” Still, Magdaleno, 40, worried she might be overwhelmed with the work and sometimes struggles with mixed emotions about the future. She has two older daughters, too. She said:” I don’t know if I’m sad or happy. I’m happy but, I don’t know. I don’t know how to explain it.” Three years ago, Magdaleno gave birth to the triplets after undergoing in ᴠɪᴛʀᴏ ғᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴢᴀᴛɪᴏɴ. She said her husband wanted many children. After their birth, she thought she was done having babies. Then she got ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ with the quadruplets. Magdaleno said she was sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ at the news.


Her husband, Afredo Anzaldo, 45, who lays carpet for a living said: “She wanted to run,”.  Magdaleno did well during the ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ and developed no ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟɪᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴs. The babies were born at 32 weeks, well beyond the 29-week average for quadruplets. At birth, the girls were 4 pounds and 17 and 17.5 inches long, the boys about 3.5 pounds and 16 inches long. Even more ʀᴀʀᴇ, the boys appear to be identical twins, according to their ᴅᴏᴄᴛᴏʀ, Soha Idriss, who expects the babies will join their mother at home in about eight weeks. In the ʜᴏsᴘɪᴛᴀʟ, the babies sleep wrapped in blankets and attached to monitors and ᴡɪʀᴇsin sᴇᴘᴀʀᴀᴛᴇ ɪɴᴄᴜʙᴀᴛᴏʀs. They have full heads of straight dark hair and plump pink mouths.

Anzaldo took the couple’s triplets to White When the quadruplets come home, Magdaleno will have help from two older daughters. All 11 family members will be living in a one-bedroom apartment in east Los Angeles. She said the living room is large, but she isn’t sure what the family will do when the babies get bigger. When the older girls are at school and her husband is at work, a friend has offered to help with the newborns and the triplets. Memorial Mᴇᴅɪᴄᴀʟ Cᴇɴᴛᴇʀ to meet their new brothers and sisters and to let Magdaleno get some rest at home. Magdaleno said:” It’s a lot of work,”

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