Couple Defies Odds to Welcome Naturally Conceived Quads Just in Time for the Holidays
These special "quad quads" beat 1 in 700,000 odds!
Georgia couple Kortney and Justin Miller welcomed an adorable set of quadruplets on December 16. But these weren't just any quadruplets—they were quad quads, otherwise known as four babies conceived without fertility treatments, who have four separate and individual sacs and placentas. Wow!
"Piedmont Newnan received a holiday miracle early when these quadruplets were delivered Friday!" the hospital proudly announced on its Facebook page. "Kortney and Justin Miller defied the 1 in 700,000 odds of conceiving quadruplets naturally, and these four are the first set of quads to be delivered at Piedmont Newnan."
While multiples run in Kortney's family, these are the first quadruplets. In order to best plan for their arrival, the hospital put together a "quad squad" when Kortney was just 15 weeks along. But even so, the proud mama admitted to feeling nervous until she heard all four babies cry and knew that they were okay. "I am doing so much better now that they are here," she said in a statement. "We are so excited and blessed to have four healthy babies."
Delivered at 29 just weeks by Heather Turner, M.D., OBGYN—who previously delivered the couple's 4-year-old son Bentlee—each newborn weighed around three pounds. Baby Brandon was first, arriving at 1:30 p.m. Brayden arrived just a minute later, followed by brother Bryant and sister Kenlee. According to Dr. Turner, all four babies are "fantastic," have started on breastmilk, and no longer require additional oxygen or breathing tubes—though they will remain in the Piedmont NICU until they grow bigger and stronger.
"They are our very special early Christmas presents," she told Today.
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Congratulations to the entire Miller crew, now seven strong! Better get to work hanging up all those stockings, Mom and Dad!
Hollee Actman Becker is a freelance writer, blogger, and mom of two who writes about parenting and pop culture. Check out her website holleeactmanbecker.com for more, and then follow her on Instagram and Twitter.