Mum Gives Birth To ‘Miracle’ Quadruplets After Years of Fᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ sᴛʀᴜɢɢʟᴇs
Natalie Maree, 30, from Roebourne in Western Australia, and her husband Kahn had sᴛʀᴜɢɢʟᴇᴅ for years with ғᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ ɪssᴜᴇs before they had their daughter Kiki, 2.
She thought she had lucked out when she becane ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ again, but little did she know she was actually carrying four babies.
Natalie said her ‘jaw dropped’ when she found out she was expecting quadruplets during the routine sᴏɴᴏɢʀᴀᴘʜʏ sᴄᴀɴ.
Natalie was diagnosed with ‘ᴜɴᴇxᴘʟᴀɪɴᴇᴅ ɪɴғᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ’, called ‘ᴀɴᴏᴠᴜʟᴀᴛɪᴏɴ’, several years ago. The condition meant she had to have ʜᴏʀᴍᴏɴᴇs ɪɴᴊᴇᴄᴛᴇᴅ ɪɴᴛᴏ ʜᴇʀ ᴛᴏ sᴛɪᴍᴜʟᴀᴛᴇ ʀᴇɢᴜʟᴀʀ ᴏᴠᴜʟᴀᴛɪᴏɴ.
Twins run in her family so there was a ‘small chance’ she would have a ᴍᴜʟᴛɪᴘʟᴇ ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ, but nothing could have prepared her for the moment when she found out she was having four more kids.
The mum-of-five gave birth to the quadruplets via C-section at 34 weeks, following months of weekly scans to check that they were developing well.
Natalie and Kahn’s quadruplets, Maioha Kahn (2.3kg), Frankee Gene (1.92kg), Marley Rose (2.2kg) and Maddison Grace (2.1kg) were born on July 21 within the space of minutes.
Natalie has also been real about the ‘post-baby body bounce back’, recently sharing two pictures of herself on Instagram including one in her T-shirt In the other photo Natalie posted, she has pulled the T-shirt up to reveal her five-week post-partum stomach.
Since their birth, Natalie has been sharing regular updates about daily family life on her Instagram page, Kiki and the Quads. She revealed it takes her and Kahn one and a half hours to feed all four babies, and as soon as they go to sleep she is ‘counting’ down until the next feed.