Mom Welcomes Identical Quadruplets During Coronavirus Pandemic

Tarrah Gibbons
May 19, 2020 - 12:05 pm
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During her first ultrasound, Jenny Marr knew that she was expecting a baby with her husband, Chris Marr. Little did she know, she would be expecting four.

During a routine ultrasound, Marr saw her doctor's shocked face and automatically assumed there was something wrong with her baby. She immediately asked Dr. Lauren Murray if there was a problem. Marr told Today that the doctor then told her that there were three babies in her womb.

"And we were just absolutely floored," Marr said.

Both Marr and her husband are only children and are not aware of anyone in her family that has ever had multiples.

A week later, the couple went to the doctor again, and the technician performed an ultrasound and gave the parents-to-be another weird look.

In one short week, they went from having triplets to quadruplets.

"I made the joke that I am not coming back because there are going to be five babies next time," Chris said.

The married couple said that jumping from three to four babies was more comfortable to swallow, and they were happy to hear that their baby boys were healthy.

While the couple was shocked to hear that they were having quadruplets, they were in "utter shock" to find out that they were expecting identical babies.

Dr. Murray estimated that identical, spontaneous quadruplet births occur in 1 in 11 million or 1 in 15 million.

She shared that it was an unbelievable experience and how it will likely never happen again in her career.

The mother had a cesarean section delivery, and it went well.

"They were all born in three minutes. It's incredible," Marr said. "We called them our baby birds because they really looked like baby birds."

Three of the babies needed oxygen, and all four stayed in the neonatal intensive care unit. The babies were all allowed to come home in May. Both parents agree that telling the boys apart is tough.

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