Mom Wanted To Try For One More Baby And Suprise Gave Birth To Four Which Has The Odds Of 1 In 15 Million
Madison Collier, a reading teacher in Georgia, went in to confirm her pregnancy with an early ultrasound at about eight weeks. It was all routine until the doctor informed Collier that he didn’t see one baby in her uterus. He saw four.
When Madison Collier found she was pregnant she was excited to be expanding her family. She and husband Justin had been desperate to give their daughter Isla, four, a sibling.
Collier said that she initially thought that her doctor was joking, and started ʜʏᴘᴇʀᴠᴇɴᴛɪʟᴀᴛɪɴɢ, sʜᴀᴋɪɴɢ and crying when it dawned on her that she was pregnant with quadruplets, and the additional risks and costs that would bring. They already had one child, their daughter Isla, who was three years old at the time and requires additional care because she has juvenile ᴀʀᴛʜʀɪᴛɪs. Her parents had wanted to give her one sibling and to be a family of four. But the result is seven people.
She added that the Colliers were told that the odds of conceiving quadruplets naturally were one in 700,000. “To add to that, all babies have their own sac and placenta, which has the odds of 1 in 15 million.
Madison Collier gave birth to two girls, Eliza June and Iris Annabelle, and two boys, Calloway Silas and Wilder Shepherd, on September 3. The babies came a little earlier than expected, but the teams at Northside were right there to help us and encourage us the whole way. Collier experienced that when the quads were delivered at about 28 weeks of gestation. The babies’ weight ranged from 2 pounds and 5 ounces to 2 pounds and 10 ounces, and they needed to stay in the neonatal intensive-care unit.
Due to Isla’s many doctor appointments and physical therapy sessions, it’s hard for Madison to work full time. So as you can imagine their tight budget just got a whole lot tighter,” Madison Collier’s sister-in-law Jamie Collier wrote on a GoFundMe page she set up to help raise funds for the family.
Life with 5 kids, when the quads — Calloway, Eliza, Iris, and Wilder — are 4 months old. A typical day involves changing about 30 diapers and feeding the babies every three hours
“They’re actually really good babies, they’ve started to smile and make sweet cooing noises. It’s the best!” she said