Doctors In DISBELIEF After Woman's UNUSUAL Pregnancy Story!
By Caitlin SweeneyAmazing
eventMay 03, 2017
Newlyweds Bethani and Tim Webb Received A Massive Surprise
During the couple's ultrasound visit, Bethani noticed that the technicians were acting funny. They were pointing at the screen and counting out loud, which made Bethani and Tim anxious for the news they were about to receive.
There Is No History Of Multiple Births For Either Bethani Or Tim
During a routine scan, the nurse asked Bethani and Tim if there was any history of multiple births on either side of their families, but they were caught off-guard by such a strange question during what they thought was a routine checkup.
Their Lives Were About To Change
After the newlyweds had become pregnant, a routine ultrasound revealed something crazy for the soon-to-be parents. Not only were they about to become parents, but they were about to become parents to quadruplets!
Bethani And Tim Were In SHOCK
"I could not believe it. I was in such shock," Bethani told CBC News. "Honestly, I thought the ultrasound tech was joking." Although the couple was completely thrilled to become parents, the thought of raising four children seemed daunting.
Tim Nearly Fainted From The News
"That day with the ultrasound, when they counted four babies, I actually felt quite weak, and I had to ask for a seat because it was too much all at once," Tim said. "The doctors said it's just something that happens, but it's very, very rare."
The Couple Thought It Was A Mistake
There were only 3,500 sets of quadruplets recorded worldwide in 2007. "I'm definitely glad I was laying down because I could not believe that there were four [babies] there," Bethani said. "I thought there had to be some mistake."
No Fertility Treatment Was Used
According to Dr. James Bofill of the University of Mississippi, the chances of naturally conceiving quadruplets is one in 729,000! Although Bethani and Tim were excited for the babies to arrive, they were scared by how expensive their lives would become.
Their Families Were Shocked
Tim's sister Vera was especially dumbfounded by the news of becoming an aunt to four babies! She said, "Are you kidding? You must be kidding. Tim likes to tell jokes sometimes, and I wasn't sure if I should say congratulations or not."
They Had To Change Everything
The soon-to-be parents wee planning on staying in their one bedroom apartment with their first baby, but because of the shocking news they were about to become a family of six, they had to consider other options.
They Came Up With A Diaper Formula
Bethani and Tim weren't prepared to have to get four cribs, four car seats, and four strollers, but they were ready for how many diapers they would need for the quadruplets. The Webbs calculated they would need 48 diapers per day.
Friends And Family Set Them Up Financially
Raising four babies at the same time takes a village, which is why friends and family of the Webbs created a GoFundMe page for them. Their hometown of Hythe also rallies behind them and held fundraising events.
Bethani Wasn't Allowed To Go Full Term
Because of the high-risk pregnancy, doctors scheduled a mandatory C-section at the 33-week mark. "I'm definitely nervous about the birth," Bethani said. "But I'm also really excited to meet them."
The SHOCKING News Didn't Stop At Having Quadruplets
Just when we thought there couldn't be any more surprises with Bethani and Tim's pregnancy, the Webbs received more mind-boggling news from doctors. Not only did the Webbs have quadruplets, but they had four girls!
The Perfect Mother's Day Gift
The quadruplets' arrival was just in time for Mother's Day and only a few weeks before their first wedding anniversary. Just like that, the Webbs were one, big, happy family, and this is an anniversary they'll never forget.
The Odds Were Incredible
The Webbs hit the pregnancy lottery by having quadruplets, but having all females was a one in 15 million chance! That wasn't the only shocking statistic the Webbs received -- all four newborn babies were identical!
Bethani Was Hardly In Labor
Luckily, Bethani had a very short birth. It only took a little over an hour to deliver the babies, and their weight ranged from three pounds to four-pounds-one-ounce.
There Was Risk To Delivering Early
Bethani's pregnancy was high-risk, and there was talk amongst doctors that delivering too early would pose a threat to the health of the babies and Bethani. However, for them to get to 33-weeks was extremely fortunate, and each baby was happy and healthy!
The One In 15 Million Girls!
The babies are named Emily, Grace, McKayla, and Abigail. At first, it was difficult for Tim and Bethani to tell their little darlings apart, but they finally have the process down, and there's no more confusion.
They Loved Picking Out Names
Bethani and Tim loved picking out names for their little girls. Because they had four daughters, they were able to choose multiple names they liked instead of just settling on one.
Although They're Identical, They're All Different
Bethani has said that their individual temperaments couldn't be more different from each other, which will certainly help when having to tell them apart. To help the new parents distinguish who is who, each baby wears a specific color.
The Final Fundraiser Numbers
The small town of Hythe, which only has a population of 820, managed to raise nearly $50,000 through a fundraiser! Tim and Bethani said they feel completely blessed by all of the support they've received.