Mum Give Birth Quadruplets, The First To Be Born In New Zealand In 20 Years

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Mum Give Birth Quadruplets, The First To Be Born In New Zealand In 20 Years

Kendall MacDonald, from New Zealand, gave birth to the first set of twins the country had seen in 20 years.ย  Kendall MacDonald, from New Zealand, was already mum to Brooklyn, three, but she and her husband, Josh, longed for a sibling for him.

 

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With Kendall, 27, sแดœFFแด‡ส€ษชษดษข Fส€แดแด แด˜แดสŸสแด„สsแด›ษชแด„ แดแด แด€ส€ษชแด‡s, she confessed it was a โ€œsurpriseโ€ when she fell pregnant the first time. She said: โ€œI suffered from polycystic ovary syndrome and แด‡ษดแด…แดแดแด‡แด›ส€ษชแดsษชs which made it difficult for me to แด„แดษดแด„แด‡ษชแด แด‡ แด€s I แดกแด€sษดโ€™แด› แดแด แดœสŸแด€แด›ษชษดษข regularly.โ€

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Beginning trying when Brooklyn was just two-months-old, over the next few years they tried to fall pregnant again without success, with Kendall sแดœFFแด‡ส€ษชษดษข แด€ แดษชsแด„แด€ส€ส€ษชแด€ษขแด‡.ย ย  As well as PCOS, Kendall also sแดœFFแด‡ส€แด‡แด… Tแดxษชแด„ Sสœแดแด„แด‹ Sสษดแด…ส€แดแดแด‡, when a piece of placenta remained inside her following Brooklynโ€™s birth, leading to sแด„แด€ส€ส€ษชษดษข แดษด สœแด‡ส€ แดœแด›แด‡ส€แดœs.

 

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Advised these multiple factors would make it hard to conceive, they turned to drug Clomifene, which helps ovulation. After their second try they were delighted to discover Kendall was pregnant. At her nine week scan a second heartbeat appeared, and a third scan revealed a further two heartbeats. Kendall was told she needed to make a tough choice.

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At 12 weeks the mum-to-be was told that there was a chance none of her babies would sแดœส€แด ษชแด แด‡, and she was advised to แด›แด‡ส€แดษชษดแด€แด›แด‡ two of the foetuses to increase the sแดœส€แด ษชแด แด€สŸ chances of the other pair. She said: โ€˜It was suggested for the sake of my health and my babies health that I reduce my pregnancy by one set of twins.โ€

 

 

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Kendall and Josh decided to keep all their babies. They were told she needed to make it to 28 weeks for them to have a Fษชษขสœแด›ษชษดษข แด„สœแด€ษดแด„แด‡ แดF sแดœส€แด ษชแด แด€สŸ, and the pair moved nearer the hospital just in case.

Kendall said: โ€œI was told that if I went into labour before 28 weeks, the babies wouldnโ€™t sแดœส€แด ษชแด แด‡. So the first goal was to get to 25 weeks, with an ultimate goal of 28 weeks.โ€

 

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At 28 weeks and four days, Kendall went into labour and all four babies were born แด ษชแด€ แด„แด€แด‡sแด€ส€แด‡แด€ษด sแด‡แด„แด›ษชแดษด last August. Ranging from 2.57lbs to 2.88lbs, Molly, Hudson, Indie and Quinn were rushed to intensive care. After seven long weeks they could be held and cuddled, and at 12 weeks the quads came home. The quads were the first to be born in New Zealand in 20 years. Now she says she feels like a proper mum-of-five as the quads approach their seven-month milestone.

 

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The family have set up a GiveaLittle page to help with the costs of raising five babies under four, with Kendall saying: โ€œI canโ€™t believe we are on the other side of it and four healthy babies and they are all miracles.โ€

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