The cute and beautiful babies – daughters of Justin and Christine Clark, are believed to be the first four females born from a one single embryo.
Christine, a nurse from Brinsworth, Rotherham, West Yorkshire, discovered she was pregnant just three weeks after the embryo was implanted during IVF therapy.
One embryo – four daughters, and two happy parents.
Couple who tried for nearly 10 years to have a baby have medical history – with quadruplet daughters
Christine was admitted to hospital with shortness of breath at 24 weeks.
But doctors kept the pregnancy under control until week 30.
When the girls were delivered by caesarean section at Jessop Hospital in Sheffi eld.
When they were born on March 25, they weighed just over 10 pounds each.
Darcy was the firstborn, weighing 2 pounds, followed by Caroline at 2 pounds 3 ounces, Elisha at 2 pounds 14 ounces and Alexis, the largest at 3 pounds.
Christine suffered from the same severe morning sickness as the Duchess of Cambridge, known as term – hyperemesis gravidarum.
Adel Shaker, the NHS medical director who treated Christine, noted that even a single embryo resulting in twins was unusual.
This is the first time that a quadruple pregnancy with all women has been reported following a single embryo transfer.