Mum gives birth to identical quadruplets, defying one in 15 million odds

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Mum gives birth to identical quadruplets, defying one in 15 million odds

A woman in Dallas has defied the odds in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.

Jenny Marr gave birth to identical quadruplets – beating the incredibly small odds estimated to be around one in 15 million.

The 35-year-old and husband Chris welcomed their four baby boys back in March.

The new arrivals have spent the past two months in Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas’ NICU and the Special Care Nursery, but now the family of six are finally back at home.

Jenny went into labour at 28.5 weeks, just as the US went into official lockdown.

The quadruplets were all born by caesarean section within three minutes.

Harrison was first out, weighing 2 pounds 6 ounces, followed by Hardy at 2 pounds 10 ounces. Henry was the third to be born, at 2 pounds 6.7 ounces, and Hudson was last out at just 1 pound 15 ounces.

Jenny told Today: ‘We called them our baby birds because they really looked like baby birds.’

The little ones stayed in the neonatal intensive care unit for 10 weeks but now the family are adjusting to life at home – with hour-long feeds every three hours.

Jenny joked: ‘Oh my gosh, we can’t tell them apart, it’s so bad. I actually lined them up for a photo and showed Chris and said “which one’s which?” I sent it to my family too, and nobody got it right.’

Perhaps the strangest part is that neither Jenny nor Chris have a history of multiples in their family – which makes their quadruplets even rarer.

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