A family who was preparing to welcome triplets was shocked when a fourth baby appeared during the delivery.
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In the age of assisted reproductive technology when twins and triplets have become common enough, Abby, Brin and Laurel Hepner are a special set of babies. Born on November 22nd these identical triplets were conceived naturally.
Like most triplets, Ffion, Maddison and Paige are unexpected little miracles in the lives of their U.K. parents. However, these three beautiful babies are also a rare occurrence because they are identical.
To conceive quadruplets naturally, you have to beat one in 700,000 odds. Shontae Minor, 22, and Khristian Rohena, 34, one-upped those odds after naturally conceiving and giving birth to quads, despite the fact that Khristian had been diagnosed with a medical condition should have prevented him from being able to conceive children.
For Alabama mom Heather Caroll the journey from pregnancy to motherhood has been an incredible one. From the day it was discovered that she carrying sextuplets, Heather and her husband Mitchell knew it was not going to be an easy task, but five months and thousands of diaper changes later, the family is all smiles despite the daily challenges.
In a one-in-five million chance, twins from two separate uteruses were delivered at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater. Andreea Barbosa, 24, of Clearwater, and husband, Miguel Barbosa, welcomed fraternal twins, Nathan and Natalie Barbosa, on September 15, 2011.
The Molinas always wanted to become parents and for nine long years they kept trying and hoping someday they would hold a baby in their arms. Their patience finally paid off and while the couple would have been happy with one child, they were blessed with five.